ATLANTA — Delta is planning a major hiring spree from now until 2020.

Following Thursday's third-quarter earnings report release, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told CNBC’s “Squawk Box" that company is expanding its workforce this year and next by at least 12,000 people as the Atlanta-based airline expands its operations.

“We’re hiring pilots, we’re hiring flight attendants, we’re hiring ground staff. We’re hiring in all categories of the company,” Bastian said. “We’re the process of hiring 6,000 people this year and at least a like amount next year.”

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