CommutAir offers increase in pilot sign-on bonus, captain upgrade opportunities

United Express regional carrier CommutAir has announced it is increasing its pilot sign-on bonus to up to USD 45,000 for captain-qualified candidates, the company said.

To support its growth, the company has announced immediate captain upgrade opportunities for qualified new hires.

Pilots with 1,000 Part 121/135 applicable hours can take advantage of CommutAir´s increased USD 45,000 sign-on bonus. The Cleveland-based carrier is growing at a record pace and expects to hire or promote 200 captains over the next two years as it continues to grow its all-jet fleet.

Qualified candidates entering captain training will see total first-year benefits and compensation package of up to USD 117,000. In addition to top-tier compensation and benefits, CommutAir pilots enjoy a fast and direct path to a United Airlines flight deck via the United Career Path Program (CPP).

CommutAir is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. CommutAir operates ~1,000 weekly flights to 40+ destinations, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles.