United Airlines to start taking pilots' job applications online

Starting Monday 16 July, United Airlines began accepting applications for pilots' posts online, for the first time in six years. This recruitment drive, the company said, would be conducted entirely online.

The Chicago-based carrier had announced last month that it would hire up to 100 pilots. In addition, it will bring back some pilots who have been on furlough, all to accommodate a growing flight schedule and an increase in the number of international destinations.

Pilots selected through the application process would start training at United's Flight Training Centre in Denver as early as October, and would be flying by the end of 2007.