Trans States airlines pilot union approves 3-year contract extension

Trans States Airlines said its pilot group has passed a tentative agreement on a three-year contract extension.

The Trans States Airlines pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA).

The agreement passed with 71 percent of voting pilots voting in favor of the contract extension. The new contract increases first year pay to USD35.81 per flight hour, and includes increases in cost-of-living pay and the pilots´ per diem rate. It also increases the company´s 401(K) contributions and decreases pilots´ health insurance costs.

The new contract will go into effect on October 1, 2015.

Trans States Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft on behalf of United Airlines (as United Express) and American Airlines (as American Eagle).