ExpressJet pilots in September voted in a new three-year contract that increases compensation and enhances work rules for the airline’s more than 1,300 pilots.
“This contract is a positive step for ExpressJet and our entire team,” said ExpressJet Chief Operating Officer Terry Vais. “We greatly appreciate the support and dedication of our pilots.”
Combined, increased pay rates and an earned quarterly override payment bring ExpressJet pilot compensation into the top tier of regional airline pay. Additionally, the contract offers top-tier work rules and quality of life elements.
By early 2019, ExpressJet will fly exclusively for United Express. The airline currently operates more than 100 Embraer ERJ145 jets for United Express, with options for up to 126, and is in the process of adding 20 CRJ200s to be based out of Chicago O’Hare.
ExpressJet will also add a Knoxville, Tenn., crew domicile in early 2019. Other domiciles include Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark.