Agreement raises first year, First Officer pay to one of the highest in the regional airline industry.
Compass Airlines announced that the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for its pilot group has been amended to increase first year, First Officer pay to $35.81 per flight hour. An additional highlight of the amended CBA is the provision of four paid hotel stays per month for commuting pilots. The amendment also gives Compass the flexibility to quickly raise first year pay in response to market conditions. The agreement was reached as part of a voluntary mediated settlement of a number of outstanding issues between Compass Airlines and its pilot group, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
“We are delighted that the global resolution process has resulted in an agreement that is mutually beneficial for both parties, and allows us to move forward with an amended agreement that increases compensation for Compass pilots,” said Rick Leach, Chief Executive Officer of Compass Airlines. “Additionally, this agreement gives Compass the tools it needs to remain competitive in the regional airline marketplace.”
Anthony Zerafa, the leader of the Compass ALPA pilot group said, “The recent mediated settlement agreement has addressed a number of issues that will improve all our pilots’ quality of life. We are dedicated to continue working on behalf of all of our pilots to ensure Compass’ continued success.”
The amendments to the contract are effective immediately.