Delta Air Lines plans to hire 1,800 flight attendants

Published On: Aug 24 2014 09:57:52 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 24 2014 10:50:13 AM EDT
OTD September 26 - Boeing 767

Delta Air Lines

1981: A prototype of the Boeing 767, a mid-size, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner, makes its maiden flight in Everett, Washington.

Atlanta, Ga. -

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says it plans to hire at least 1,800 flight attendants as it plans for growth next year.
    
The airline has already begun taking applications for the positions with interviews set to begin in the fall.
    
The first flight attendants will enter training in January. Officials say the company received more than 100,000 applications during a previous round of hiring for flight attendants.
    
Delta reported an $801 million profit in the second quarter, up 17 percent from a year earlier. The company is projecting that its flight schedule will grow 2 to 3 percent in the third quarter compared to a year earlier.