Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have passed a vote to amend to their existing eight-year contract, the company said.
The amended contract contains a significant increase to pilot compensation, offered to both new and existing pilots, with Horizon´s starting pay now at the top end of the regional airline industry pay scale at all steps.
The contract becomes amendable on December 2024. There were 531 eligible pilot voters and among the 88% of pilots who voted, 79% approved ratification.
Pilots are covered by the Railway Labor Act, so labor agreements do not expire; they become amendable and remain in effect until a new contract is ratified.
Horizon Air is a regional airline that flies as Alaska Airlines to 39 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).