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Horizon Air

Seattle, WA

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QUICKTAKE
  • Founded in 1981, Horizon Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group with headquarters and training facilities in Seattle and Portland.
  • Horizon Air operates 30 E175 and 32 Q400 76-seat aircraft for Alaska Airlines. There are options for up to 30 more E175s.
  • New hire pilots choose the airframe they want to fly.
  • Pilot Development Program. Private pilots receive a $12,500 stipend, have opportunities to develop skills through mentoring from a professional pilot, and be included in special events. Upon completion of ATP/R-ATP minimums, receive a class date with Horizon Air.
  • Part 135 Pathways. Pilots flying for a Horizon partner Part 135 operator will have the opportunity to interview with Horizon while you’re still accumulating the required hours for your ATP certification.
  • Horizon Air covers the cost of the ATP-CTP course for candidates needing to complete the exam prior to training.
  • Alaska Airlines Pathways Program. Alaska Airlines targets to hire 30-50% of its new hires from Horizon, in 2019 the actual number was 40%. In the past 3 years, Alaska Airlines has hired over 200 Horizon Air pilots.
  • E175 crew bases in Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX). Q400 crew bases in Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX), Spokane (GEG), Boise (BOI), and Medford (MFR).
  • Horizon Air is the first E175 operator to achieve CAT III autoland operations. E175 RNP approach capability has also been achieved.
  • Free unlimited travel on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air on a stand-by basis. Fee-based and restricted stand-by travel on other airlines, discounted full-price fares on Alaska and Horizon
  • Horizon will exercise nine options from our 2016 order with Embraer, five for delivery in 2022 and four in 2023. Three separate firm E175 orders now slated for delivery in 2025. We also still have 21 remaining options. This update gives Horizon 12 firm orders for E175s through 2025. Horizon will be keeping the Q400 fleet for the next several years. Updates to seat coverings and new flight deck Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) planned.
  • IATA: QX, IACO: QXE
  • ATC callsign: "Horizon Air"
  • This page last updated: August 4, 2021 (Quicktake, Per Diem)

PILOTS
Total: 850
Active: 850
Furloughed: 0
UNION
Teamsters
FLEET
E175: 30
Q400: 32
DOMICILES
MFR
PDX
SEA
GEG
BOI
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

PAE 175 base (Temporarily closed due to reduced demand/terminal closure. No Estimated Date of reopening) 

All aircraft back in service as of June 2020 after April/May Schedule Reduction Current Upgrade Times: (Will change due to no vacancies being offered July/August) 

E175 approximately 3 years Q400 approximately 2 Years

2 Classes per month per aircraft scheduled through 2021

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     
18 129     
17 125     
16 123     
15 121     
14 118     
13 114     
12 111     
11 108     
10 105     
9 101     
8 98     
7 96     
6 94     
5 92     
4 90     
3 88     
2 83     
1 81     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
All     
8 62     
7 61     
6 60     
5 59     
4 58     
3 57     
2 52     
1 48     

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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

$1.90/hr

RETIREMENT

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

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund: none