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Horizon Air

Seattle, WA

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QUICKTAKE
  • Founded in 1981
  • Purchased by Alaska Air Group in November 1986 and continued to fly as a separately branded airline until 2011, when it shifted to the current capacity purchase agreement (CPA) business model.
  • Under the current CPA business model, Horizon operates and maintains its aircraft, while Alaska Airlines is responsible for scheduling, marketing and pricing all flights.
  • Alaska Airlines Pathways Program targets to hire 50% of its new hires from Horizon Air.
  • Horizon Air has an order for 33 E175s and options for up to 30 more E175s.
  • Horizon Air is expected to be the first E175 operator with CAT III autoland approval by April 2019. RNP approval expected mid 2019.
  • Current Pilot CBA effective through December 31, 2024
  • IATA: QX, IACO: QXE
  • ATC callsign: "Horizon Air"
  • This page last updated: May 8, 2019 (Fleet, Pay Notes, Per Diem)
PILOTS
Total: 850
Active: 850
Furloughed: 0
UNION
Teamsters
FLEET
E175: 27
Q400: 35
DOMICILES
GEG
MFR
PDX
SEA
BOI
PAE
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Classes of 2 per month per aircraft scheduled through July 2019.

Pilots with 1,000 hrs PT 121 experience are given the opportunity to upgrade after hiring

New hire bonus ($25,000 for Q400 pilots, $20,000 for E175 pilots) Click here for more information

Application window is open

Please visiit our new pilot information website for latest hiring information and recruiting events


For hiring info, please contact: 

Horizon Air Recruiting 

[email protected]

Company badge and jumpseat/CASS privileges are given on day 1. KCM badge approximately 1 week later.

Single occupancy hotel rooms during training 

Company issued iPads

JUMPSEATS
List at ticket counter or gate. CASS participant.

Horizon Air PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
ALL     
18 120     
17 117     
16 114     
15 110     
14 107     
13 104     
12 101     
11 98     
10 95     
9 91     
8 87     
7 85     
6 82     
5 80     
4 77     
3 75     
2 73     
1 70     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
E175 Q400     
18 52 52     
17 52 52     
16 52 52     
15 52 52     
14 52 52     
13 52 52     
12 52 52     
11 52 52     
10 52 52     
9 52 52     
8 52 52     
7 51 51     
6 50 50     
5 49 49     
4 48 48     
3 47 47     
2 46 46     
1 40 40     

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES
        • Industry-leading Performance Based Pay (PBP) and Operational Performance Rewards (OPR) programs 
        • Minimum guarantee is 70 hours for lineholders and 75 hours for reserve 
        • Traning pay is 16 hours per week until completion of IOE
        • 12 bids a year 
        • Most junior captain hired: 
          • SEA E175 June 11, 2018
          • SEA Q400 September 17, 2018
          • PDX E175 April 3, 2015
          • PDX Q400 September 17, 2018
          • PAE E175 April 2, 2018
          • GEG Q400 January 22, 2018
          • BOI Q400 September 18, 2017
          • MFR Q400 August 20, 2018
PER DIEM

$1.85/hr

RETIREMENT

401K: $1 for $1 up to 6%

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund: none