Per the article, AA to hire 2.500 new pilots over the next 5 years.
" In a letter to employees Wednesday, CEO Tom Horton said American Airlines will hire new pilots to staff new international and domestic routes. Company spokesman Bruce Hicks said about 1,500 of the new hires would replace retiring pilots, or jobs that open up due to attrition. American has about 7,500 active pilots today.
"The new American will be doing even more international flying, providing greater opportunities for career advancement and increased income for our people," Horton said in the letter. "