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GoJet Airlines announces a new pilot bonus package

United Express-GoJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N169GJ (msn 10273) YYZ (Jay Selman). Image: 403779.

GoJet Airlines has announced a new bonus package to attract the most qualified pilot candidates to its team.  Now with up to $56,000 in bonuses for new hire First Officers, total compensation for GoJet pilots is among the highest in the regional airline industry.

The new bonus package includes a $51,000 bonus for new hire First Officers, as well as a $5,000 Air Carrier Experience Match for current and qualified pilots from any scheduled US or international air carrier.  Pilots eligible for this program may carry over longevity from their previous carrier at a rate of 1 to 1, and are also eligible for up to six months of early seniority.

GoJet programs include customized options for military pilots, helicopter pilots, student pilots, and flight instructors.  Furthermore, as the only regional airline with a direct pathway to Spirit Airlines, select GoJet plots can transition to a First Officer position at Spirit in as little as two years.  Additionally, GoJet’s referral program allows GoJet pilots to earn a $10,000 bonus for each successful pilot candidate they refer to the company.

“Our upgrade time is one of the fastest in the industry, our partnerships are unique, and we have the absolute best company culture,” GoJet Chief Operating Officer, Terry Basham said. “When pilots join the GoJet team, they launch their careers in a productive environment and could advance to a major airline in record time.”

GoJet Airlines is a regional carrier operating as United Express and Delta Connection. GoJet flies the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, two of the youngest and most technologically advanced regional jets in the industry. GoJet serves over 4.5 million passengers annually, with more than 240 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations. GoJet is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has crew bases in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by GoJet): United Express-GoJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N169GJ (msn 10273) YYZ (Jay Selman). Image: 403779.

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United to add the Chicago – Brownsville route

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N146SY (msn 17000491) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403712.

United Airlines will add weekly United Express service between the Chicago O’Hare hub and Brownsville, TX. The new route will be operated by SkyWest Airlines Embraer 175s starting on November 3, 2018 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N146SY (msn 17000491) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403712.

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United Airlines increases to daily service between Houston and Havana

United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N82314 (msn 17000436) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403606.

United Airlines today announced it is increasing service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport beginning July 20. Subject to government approval, United will operate the new daily service with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines as United Express. Tickets are now available for purchase.

 

Onboard products and services

United will operate service between Houston and Havana with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft. Boeing 737-800 aircraft offer 16 seats in United First and 150 seats in United Economy, including 54 extra-legroom United Economy Plus seats. Mesa Airlines will operate regional jet aircraft as United Express. Embraer E175 two-cabin regional jet offers 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats. United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment.

The E175 also offers more personal space for customers, with wider seats and aisles than other regional aircraft; a power outlet at each United First seat; United Wi-Fi; free access to a library of movies and TV shows that customers can watch on their personal devices’ and large overhead bins that can accommodate standard-size carry-on bags.

United in Cuba

From Houston, United provides the only service to Havana from the entire central and western United States. In 2017, United Airlines opened its first city ticket office in Havana enabling United to provide Cubans and other international customers the opportunity to purchase travel on United Airlines. United also provides daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Havana.

Copyright Photo: United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N82314 (msn 17000436) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403606.

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CommutAir and Ohio University offer students First Officer pathway program

CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology to offer Ohio University’sstudent pilots a direct path to a CommutAir First Officer position.

As part of the arrangement, CommutAir will provide select Ohio University student pilots up to $22,100 in tuition reimbursement towards obtaining a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating and building the necessary aeronautical experience required to fly for United’s fastest-growing regional airline.

CommutAir will offer student pilots hands-on experience by providing access to flight training resources, pilot mentors, and routine sessions with CommutAir pilots and executives. The program will serve as a preferred gateway for CFIs wanting to fly for CommutAir and eventually United Airlines via CommutAir’s United Career Path Program (CPP).

“We are pleased to partner with Ohio University’s acclaimed aviation program to offer its students a direct path to a CommutAir flight deck,” said Laura Prince, Managing Director of Human Resources. “We hope to emulate the best cadet programs and offer student pilots continuous, affordable, and real-world flight training.”

Ohio University Aviation is very pleased to enter into this agreement with CommutAir as it will be highly beneficial to our students and the program overall,” said Steve Owens, Aviation Business Administrator at Ohio University.

Students actively enrolled at Ohio University’s flight school are eligible to apply for the program, via the OU aviation program office, after completing a minimum of four semesters. Upon successful completion of the program, students are guaranteed a First Officer training class date with CommutAir.

Careers

Through 2019, CommutAir will triple in size to an all-jet fleet of 61 aircraft and actively hire in all areas. CommutAir’s industry-leading pilot benefits include:

  • Fastest United Career Path Program (CPP) graduate: 2 Years 10 Days
  • Captain Pay for First Officer program
  • Retention Bonuses for Captains
  • Rapid upgrades
  • Top-Tier pay and benefits – including the industry’s first and best Commuter policy

For details of this agreement and career, opportunity details go to http://www.flycommutair.com/careers/pilots

Images: CommutAir.

SkyWest Airlines brings United Express jet service to Plattsburgh starting on August 29

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N945SW (msn 7770) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941709.

SkyWest Airlines will begin daily United Express jet service between Plattsburgh and Washington-Dulles International Airport beginning on August 29, 2018.

The new Plattsburgh service will be on Bombardier CRJ200s. SkyWest is a leading CRJ200 operator and has been named the manufacturer’s most reliable operatorin North America five times.

Copyright Photo: United Express-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N945SW (msn 7770) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941709.

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United to end Cape Air ATR 42 United Express service, the last turboprop service

United Airlines has announced it will end the United Express ATR 42 service provided by Cape Air on May 31, 2018 from Guam. United will use mainline Boeing 737s to fly between Guam and Saipan starting on June 1, 2018.

Cape Air’s wings in Micronesia includes service to the islands of Guam, Rota and Saipan. The market is served by Cape Air’s ATR 42s, and are operated for United Express (formerly Continental Connection).

Cape Air operates three ATR 42s for United in Micronesia. This operation is the last turboprop United Express operation.

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United to end Cleveland – Milwaukee service

United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N11109 (msn 145657) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 929519.

United Airlines in June is ending United Express service between its former hub at Cleveland and Milwaukee. According to Airline Route, the last flight will be operated on June 6, 2018.

 

The route is currently operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

Copyright Photo: United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N11109 (msn 145657) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 929519.

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