Avelo Airlines upgrades pilot compensation

Tailplanes of Avelo Airlines aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air

Avelo Airlines has announced it is upgrading pilot compensation to an hourly rate that exceeds all regional carriers and most Ultra-Low-Cost-Carriers (ULCC).

This significant pay raise marks the fifth increase Avelo pilots have received since the airline’s inaugural flight in April 2021, reflecting Avelo’s dedication to its flight crew.

Expanding Operations

With nearly 170 pilots already on board and a continuous influx of Direct-Entry Captains and First Officers joining every month, Avelo Airlines is rapidly expanding its operations.

Looking ahead to 2024, Avelo has ambitious plans to further bolster its fleet by adding at least five American-made Boeing 737NGs to its existing 16-aircraft fleet.

In addition, the airline is set to inaugurate a state-of-the-art Pilot and Flight Attendant Training Center in Orlando, promising to be a leading endeavor at the start of the year.


Close up of an Avelo Airlines 737
Photo Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo

Avelo Airlines’ Commitment to Pilots

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, expressed his suport for the pay increase and underlined the exceptional benefits and quality of life that Avelo offers to its pilots.

In his words, “The pay increase we are announcing today, combined with the other exceptional benefits and quality of life Avelo offers, will continue to make Avelo a very attractive destination for pilots.”

“Our pilots play a critical role in Avelo’s future, and we look forward to welcoming many more of these outstanding aviation professionals to our airline in the months and years ahead.”

This commitment to ensuring the well-being and satisfaction of its pilots sets Avelo Airlines apart in the aviation industry.

The airline recognizes that pilots are a crucial component of their success and is eager to provide them with a thriving environment.

Competitive Compensation

Avelo Airlines’ compensation packages for its pilots are designed to attract and retain the best talent. The hourly pay rates for the first year for Captains start at $240 and increase to $298 by the twelfth year, making it a highly competitive option in the industry.

First Officers also enjoy a competitive starting hourly rate of $131, which climbs to $201 at year 12. Additionally, Avelo Airlines sweetens the deal by offering an impressive 125% incentive for pilots who log 75 hours or more.

Opportunities for Aspiring Pilots

Avelo Airlines is actively seeking Direct-Entry Captains and First Officers to join their team. This presents an exciting opportunity for experienced captains and budding aviation professionals to embark on a rewarding journey with a forward-thinking airline.

The quality of life Avelo offers its pilots is unrivaled, with the lowest flight cancellation rate and the second-best on-time performance among U.S. carriers year-to-date.

Pilots at Avelo Airlines can count on consistently punctual flights and a remarkable work environment.

Avelo is currently accepting applications for Direct-Entry Captains and First Officers. Pilots can learn more and apply here

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