Jun 15. For Envoy, an airline operating more than 185 aircraft on 1,000 daily flights to over 150 destinations with 18,000+ employees, the increase is a step towards its goal of having the highest paid in the regional airline industry and peers. The airline is adding a Pilot Supply Premium of 50% to their hourly pay rate for the next two years, plus 6% for Envoy First Officers and 10% for Envoy Captains until July 2029.
An additional incentive will be that any qualified pilot who has not been offered a position at American Airlines by the end of his or her fifth year of service will be paid afterward at the year 20 Captain rate. It’s clear that Envoy is intended to be a pipeline for pilots to flow through to American Airlines. Other major airlines like Alaska Airlines also use their regional airlines as a pipeline for the mainline airline.
Piedmont has over 10,000 employees as a regional subsidiary of American Airlines. It will now offer leading pay and compensation in a competitive US East Coast environment.
Source: Simple Flying