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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.
  • As of December 2019, all Q400 new hire pilots receive a $20,000 bonus, $15,000 upon completion of Initial Operating Experience (IOE) and $5,000 18 months after date of hire. For Q400 pilots with 500 hours or more of qualifying Part 121 time, an additional $5,000 experience bonus is available upon completion of IOE for a total bonus of $25,000.
  • All E175 new hire pilots receive a $10,000 bonus, $5,000 upon completion of IOE and $5,000 18 months after date of hire. For E175 pilots with 500 hours or more of qualifying Part 121 time, an additional $5,000 experience bonus is available upon completion of IOE for a total bonus of $15,000.
  • Rotor Transition Program. Horizon provides up to $25,000 in flight training assistance for military or civilian rotor wing pilots. Upon completion of ATP/R-ATP minimums, receive a class date with Horizon and a $15,000 sign-on bonus.
  • Pilot Development Program. Private pilots receive a $7,500 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), and Paine Field (PAE). 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
  • IATA: QX, IACO: QXE
  • ATC callsign: "Horizon Air"
  • This page last updated: December 11th, 2019 (Quicktake and Hiring)

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

2 Classes per month per aircraft scheduled through 2020

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

New hire bonus ($25,000 for Q400 pilots, $15,000 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