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Thursday
Sep052013

United Airlines Recalling All of Its Furloughed Pilots

United Continental Holdings(CHICAGO) -- United Airlines announced on Thursday it is recalling all of its furloughed pilots.

In a statement, the carrier said close to 600 pilots will be brought back "to address the airline's future staffing needs."  

After the recall, United says no pilots will remain on furlough.

"We look forward to welcoming back our co-workers as we complete work to integrate all of our pilots into a single work group," Howard Attarian, United's senior vice president of Flight Operations, said in the statement.  "We are pleased to have this group of talented aviators back on our team.  They are among the most experienced and most accomplished in the industry."

The recalled pilots will begin training next month.

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