Starting this month, Mesa Airlines has both rolled out new programs and increased the incentives in several of its successful flight operations initiatives:
$30,000 for New Hire Pilots
Pilot candidates are now eligible for up to $30,000 in incentive compensation during the first four years of employment as a First Officer.
With pilots at Mesa Airlines currently upgrading within 24 months, we offer the most competitive career progression in the industry. This new pilot recruitment program combined with our rapid advancement resulting from our expansion of highly desirable large regional jets ensures that you are making the correct choice for your future as a Mesa Airlines pilot.
The Pilot Recruitment Program incentives apply only to First Officer compensation. Having the opportunity to upgrade rapidly to Captain not only increase your earnings, but provides you with valuable Pilot in Command time.
$20,000 Employee Pilot Referral Program
In 2015, Mesa began an employee pilot referral program paying up to $10,000 to its employees for qualified pilot referrals. In less than a year, more than 350 pilots were referred by Mesa employees. Because of the success of the program, beginning November 1, 2016, the company is increasing the referral amount paid to employees to $20,000 paid in four installments.
Perfect Attendance Programs
Effective November 1, 2016, Mesa rolled out two perfect attendance incentive programs for its pilot group.
Perfect Attendance Commuter Program – During the holiday season travel, for every bid period with perfect attendance, Mesa pilots have the opportunity to earn up to 15 commuter hotel nights in a Mesa Airlines domicile. Perfect attendance for all three holiday months will earn an additional incentive of $500 for Captains and $300 for First Officers.
Perfect Attendance Sick Leave Buy Back – The second perfect attendance program at Mesa provides the opportunity to sell Sick Leave time back to the company at a 125 percent premium.