American Airlines is canceling extended leave for about 3,300 flight attendants and requesting that they return in time for the Christmas season.

And, as per an airline official, American intends to recruit 800 new flight attendants by March.

The actions are the latest evidence that leisure travel in the United States is rebounding more rapidly than airlines anticipated after the epidemic.

Brady Byrnes, the VP of the Airline, said that growing consumer demand and the addition of new routes later this year mean that we will need more flight attendants to run the airline.

Byrnes said that cabin crew members returning from leave will resume flights in November or December.

American gave long-term leaves of absence to flight attendants and other workers last year to reduce expenses as the airline battled to recover from a sharp decline in traffic caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Other airlines followed suit. They now need personnel.

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, said this week that his airline anticipates hiring between 4,000 and 5,000 new employees this year. Delta intends to hire 1,300 bookings agents by the autumn to help consumers who contact the airline avoid lengthy hold times. Additionally, it is expanding its customer service, cargo, and airport operations, and intends to recruit over 1,000 pilots by next summer.

When the epidemic struck, the number of individuals traveling in the United States fell to levels not seen in decades on certain days. It has increased from fewer than 700,000 per day in early February to more than 2 million per day in July this year.