Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team, Air Wisconsin Airlines completes the transition to United Airlines this month to fly exclusively as United Express. We also have another reason to celebrate—our new Milwaukee crew base opens in March 2018, joining our bases in Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. Air Wisconsin will hire over 250 pilot this year to meet the needs of our growing route structure, and we are confident we will attract qualified aviators by offering high quality of life work rules as well as industry-leading compensation.
Unlike other regionals, Air Wisconsin offers Trip and Duty Rigs to ensure your time away from home is used efficiently. New First Officers have a minimum of 12 days off and up to 200% pay for picking up trips. Our commuter friendly policy also makes your life easier. Live where you want; just give yourself two chances to arrive at your scheduled time. Other benefits include, 401(k) with company match up to 8%, worldwide travel privileges, industry-leading health benefits and paid training.
18-24 months is all it takes to upgrade to Captain with Air Wisconsin Airlines. Our pilots are also eligible to participate in United Airline’s Career Path Program. Unlike flow-through programs, you have the freedom to apply to United through other means or apply to any airline you want.
The opening of this new base is further proof of Air Wisconsin’s commitment to the continuous improvement of our product and service as we grow to meet the needs of United Airlines.