CommutAir extends captain pay to first officers

CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, reached an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association to pay its First Officers at Captain scale pay rates one year after their completion of initial training. Under the agreement, CommutAir will also begin paying quarterly retention bonuses to its Captains.

In addition to the ´Captain Pay for First Officers´ program, the company and ALPA also agreed to provide Captains with bonus payments through the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. “CommutAir´s success depends on the collective contributions of our Captains and First Officers. And Captains will be rewarded through the bonus program while they complete the CPP requirements and take their career to the next level!” said Captain David Fitzgerald, Chief Pilot.

Through 2019, CommutAir will triple in size to an all-jet fleet of 61 aircraft and actively hire in all areas.

Founded in 1989, CommutAir operates as United Express and is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. CommutAir operates 900+ weekly flights to 30+ destinations, using Bombardier Dash-8 Q200 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir´s 900+ employees are well-known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment.