GoJet Airlines has rolled out a number of new initiatives, effective immediately, that significantly increase new hire pay for its pilot group, the airline said.
In addition to starting pay that´s among the highest in the industry (USD 36.50 per flight hour), all new hire pilots are now eligible for a USD 12,000 signing bonus. New hire pilots with a current CL-65 or ERJ-170 type rating are also eligible for an additional USD 3,000 training bonus, for a total bonus of USD 15,000.
New hire pilots with the aforementioned type ratings may also take advantage of a number of other benefits, including the ability to carry over longevity from another carrier at a 1:1 rate. New hire pilots with these type ratings are also eligible to earn up to six months of early seniority, greatly decreasing their likelihood of sitting reserve. This program allows pilots to come to two days of initial training, receive a seniority number, and then be placed on personal leave for a maximum of 180 days.
This program is especially advantageous for pilots with these type ratings who join GoJet as Direct Entry Captains. These pilots will earn a minimum of USD 86,000 in combined pay and benefits during their first year. That number increases for every year of longevity that a Direct Entry Captain carries over from their previous carrier.
Additionally, GoJet pilots are now eligible to receive a USD 10,000 bonus for each successful pilot candidate they refer to the company, with no cap on referrals.
GoJet Airlines is a regional carrier operating as United Express and Delta Connection. The airline flies the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, and serves over 4.5 million passengers annually, with more than 240 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, GoJet has crew bases in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis.