Continental Airlines recalling furloughed pilots

September 3, 2010 4:09:58 PM PDT
A pilots' union says Continental Airlines Inc. is recalling 132 pilots who were furloughed back in 2008. The union said Friday that Continental needs more pilots because of increased flying and the expected delivery of new planes.

The pilots are expected to start retraining in the last three months of the year.

Earlier this year, Continental recalled 15 of the 147 pilots it furloughed in September 2008.