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Sun Country Airlines

St. Paul, MN

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QUICKTAKE
  • Over 50 destinations including Alaska, Hawaii, across the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
  • Military charters to Europe.
  • 7 ETOPS equipped aircraft (Europe and Hawaii).
  • Company owned 737NG simulator.
  • Leasing 2 aircraft from Transavia for winter of 2019/2020.
  • 32 aircraft by March 31, 2020. All 737-800s but one 737-700 remaining for charters.
  • Purchased by Apollo Global Management, the second-largest US-based alternative asset management firm with over $247 billion of investor commitments.
  • Training contract eliminated.
  • All pilots park in covered short term parking at Terminal 2.
  • ATC callsign “Sun Country”
  • Contract amenable November 2020.
  • This page last updated: September 3, 2019 (Quicktake)

PILOTS
Total: 349
Active: 349
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
737-700: 3
737-800: 27
DOMICILES
MSP
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Application window is open with no plans of closing for continued interviews

  •     Hiring 10 per month for the foreseeable future
  •     Apply at Airline Apps (https://www.airlineapps.com/intro/suncountry/)
  •     Sun Country Jobs Page (http://www.suncountry.dreamhosters.com/)
  •     Paid 75 hours guarantee during training
  •     Minimums:
  •     1,500 hours total fixed wing time (waiver for military)
  •     250 hours PIC fixed wing
  •     50 hours fixed wing multiengine
  •     Preferred:
  •     1,000 hours multiengine turbine
  •     Prior 121 experience

JUMPSEATS

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Sun Country Airlines PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
737-800     
14 187     
13 181     
12 175     
11 168     
10 163     
9 158     
8 153     
7 148     
6 144     
5 135     
4 128     
3 121     
2 114     
1 107     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
737-800     
14 125     
13 121     
12 117     
11 113     
10 109     
9 106     
8 103     
7 99     
6 96     
5 91     
4 86     
3 81     
2 76     
1 48     

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PAY NOTES

At the end of the contract, 14 year Captain rate is 202/hr and 14 year First Officer rate is 135/hr
    Monthly Guarantee: 75 hours (1st year) 70 hours (2nd year thereafter)
    Reserve Guarantee: 75 hours (1st year) 70 hours (2nd year thereafter)
    Minimum days off 12 per month. Average days off are 16 per month.
Trip rig: 4.2:1; Duty rig: 2:1; Min trip pay 4 hours
Open time: pays 150% of hourly pay rate for block hours when over 75 hours credit for the month.
    JA pay: 200% of hourly pay rate credit hours over any guarantee
    100% deadhead pay
    Most junior captain hired: September 2016
    Future raises: 10% in November 2019

PER DIEM

$2.45/hr (dom)
$3.06/hr (Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America)
$4.90/hr (int'l - Alaska, Europe, Asia, etc.)

RETIREMENT

401K:

100% match up to 6%, as well as a 2% direct contribution

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

B fund is 4%