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Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it's in the process of "aggressively hiring" in order to ramp up operations.
|LUV||SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.||48.66||-0.81||-1.64%|
The carrier said that it had a goal of hiring approximately 5,000 employees by the end of 2021. To date, it's already "more than halfway toward that goal," CEO Gary Kelly said in a statement.
Southwest is now trying to focus on ramping up its schedule, and in order to do so, it will need more staff.
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Still, its 2022 schedule, "reflects more conservative staffing assumptions, as well, all compared to historical norms."