CommutAir and its pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) ratified a new long term contract today. The new contract includes significant improvements to pay, benefits and quality of life to competitively position the company to maintain its long term growth. Among the most significant changes are:
30% increase in starting First Officer wages - $51/hr
25% increase in starting Captain wages - $84/hr
Commuting program to include company-paid travel to/from home to work
Employee 401K contributions up to 16% matched 50% by the company
Sign on bonus program up to $50,000 for Direct Entry Captains
Longevity credit up to 50% for new hires with prior FAR 121 industry experience
The new contract includes significant improvements to pay, benefits and quality of life for CommutAir pilots.
"I want to thank the ALPA and CommutAir negotiating teams for their tireless dedication to arrive at a new contract that positions the Company and its pilots on solid footing for years to come, As the industry recovers from the past two years of challenges, we believe we have a tremendous opportunity to see continued growth in our business."
- Rick Hoefling, CommutAir President & CEO.
"It takes a team of amazing people dedicated to our values of providing Safe, Caring, Dependable and Efficient service each and every flight and this new contract is a significant milestone in our journey," said Joel Raymond, CommutAir Executive Vice President & COO.
CommutAir is a regional airline operating flights on behalf of United Airlines as a United Express partner. With a fleet of over 75 Embraer 145 aircraft, CommutAir operates up to 1,500 weekly flights - connecting people and communities to the world via United's global network. Headquartered in Cleveland: CommutAir has major hubs in Denver, Houston, and Washington Dulles, with maintenance bases in Houston, Albany, New York and Lincoln, Nebraska. Founded in 1989, CommutAir is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc.