SkyWest Airlines pilots accept 3-year agreement, secure industry-leading pay package

SkyWest Airlines´ pilots last week said they accepted a three-year pay agreement, securing top compensation and work rules in the regional industry.

The agreement, for which the strong majority of pilots voted in favor, is effective immediately and runs through mid-2018.

“SkyWest pilots are top of our industry, and this agreement reflects that position,” said Mike Thompson, SkyWest Airlines Chief Operating Officer. “This vote reaffirms SkyWest´s position as an industry leader and ensures we are best positioned for future opportunity. We look forward to continuing to work with our pilots and all SkyWest people to further advance SkyWest´s position as the airline and employer of choice.”

The new agreement provides salary increases for all pilots, a substantial increase to first-year pay, guaranteed profit sharing and an increased 401(k) match, as well as a number of enhancements to work rules. The previous agreement became amendable in January 2015.

SkyWest is a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW). It partners with the world´s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.