Allegiant, Las Vegas-based airline plans to hire 184 pilots in the upcoming months. The first batch of pilots will start training in July, with classes taking place every few weeks through early 2022.

As the United States loosened pandemic restrictions and the COVID-19 vaccine is available across the country, travel demand has increased significantly. Allegiant is the first domestic airline to restore capacity to pre-pandemic levels.

“These new pilots will be a welcome addition to our current roster of exceptional flight crew members,” said Tracy Tulle, airline’s senior vice president of flight crew operations.

“Their hiring really marks an exciting part of our five-year growth plan, which includes onboarding new pilots and flight attendants, as well as adding aircraft to our fleet, and new bases, cities and routes to our network.”

Allegiant operates a fleet of Airbus A319s and A320s, carrying passengers on more than 580 routes to 129 cities. The aircrafts are based at one of the airline’s 20 hubs across the country.

The company currently employs more than 4,000 people.