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Piedmont and Envoy Air Raise Pilots’ Pay as Travel Demand Surges

Pilots at two regional airways owned by American Airlines Group are getting a large pay increase for a minimum of the subsequent two years as the carriers wrestle to carry on to pilots amid an industrywide hiring spree.

Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air will increase pilot pay by an extra 50% by way of the top of August 2024, on prime of longer-term pay will increase, as airways attempt to rebuild their ranks after encouraging thousands of pilots to retire on the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Altogether, newly employed first officers will begin out incomes $90 an hour by way of the summer season of 2024. Newly employed captains will begin at roughly $146 an hour at each carriers throughout that interval, or extra relying on expertise.