CommutAir Pilots Ratify New Long-Term Contract 


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: 

Compensation benefits of the agreement include:

  • 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 

Scheduling benefits include:

  • Long Call Reserve added
  • Rescheduling protections added

Expense benefits include:

  • Commuting Flight Travel Program
  • Commuter rooms monthly
  • $20.00 international override for overnights
  • Downtown hotel for overnights greater than 24 hours

Health insurance benefits include:

  • Attractive Medical, Dental and Vision programs 
  • Teladoc access for all pilots

Vacation and sick leave benefits include: 

  • Daily floating vacation, with 6 days that can be rolled over or cashed out 
  • Improved sick leave accrual rates with buyback provision 

Retirement benefits include: 

  • 401K contributions up to 16% matched 50% by company 
  • 401(k) vesting after 4 years 

* For more detailed contract information click the link

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“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,” said Rick Hoefling, CommutAir President & CEO. “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.” “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.

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