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Air Transat
Pilots joined ALPA: 1999
Number of pilots: 460
Pilot bases: Montreal, P.Q.; Toronto, Ont.; and Vancouver, B.C.
Operations: The airline provides scheduled and charter flying, transporting more than 2.5 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries each year.
Fleet: A310-300s and A330-200s and -300s, plus B-737-700s and -800s

Air Transport International
Crewmembers joined ALPA: November 2009
Number of crewmembers: 345 with 254 on furlough
Operations: Combi passenger, military, and cargo operations around the world
Base: Home-based
Corporate headquarters: Wilmington, Ohio
Fleet: Currently operates four B-767 freighters and eight B-757s, four of which are freighters and three are combis

Air Wisconsin
Pilots joined ALPA: 1982 as a result of the Union of Professional Airmen merger with ALPA
Number of pilots: 750
Operations: Nearly 500 departures daily to 26 states and 3 Canadian provinces; serving 70 cities throughout North America as a US Airways Express carrier; carries nearly 6 million passengers annually
Headquarters: Appleton, Wisc.
Domiciles: New York, N.Y. (LGA); Philadelphia, Pa.; and Washington, D.C. (DCA); Norfolk, Va.
Fleet: 71 CRJ200s

Number of pilots: 1,583 pilots as of January 1-up from 1,490 on Jan. 1, 2014. Pilot numbers are expected to continue to increase throughout 2015 as Alaska continues hiring
Operations: 104 destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with 870 daily departures. This includes 43 markets flown by Horizon Air, which provides feed traffic to Alaska Airlines under a capacitypurchase agreement
Fleet: 137 Boeing 737s, including 21 -400s, 5 -400 combis, 1 -400 freighter, 14 -700s, 61 -800s, 12 -900s, and 23 -900ERs

Atlantic Southeast
Pilots joined ALPA: 1987
First ALPA contract: 1989
Number of pilots: 1,752
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
Pilot bases: Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Tex.; and Detroit, Mich.
Fleet: 112 CRJ200s, 46 CRJ700s, and 10 CRJ900s

Pilots joined ALPA: 1997 (became an ALPA-represented pilot group when CALPA merged with ALPA)
Number of pilots: 50
Pilot bases: Thunder Bay, Ont.; Winnipeg, Man.
Headquarters: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Operations: Scheduled and charter passenger service
Fleet: 11 Metroliners

Calm Air
Pilots joined ALPA: 1997
Number of pilots: 90, including two furloughed
Operations: Scheduled passenger and cargo service throughout northern Manitoba and Nunavut, including destinations along the western shores of Hudson Bay and into the high Arctic
Pilot bases: Thompson, Man., and Winnipeg, Man.
Headquarters: Thompson, Man.
Fleet: 1 Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (freighter), 7 ATR 42s (1 freighter), 4 ATR 72s (2 freighters), and 2 Fairchild Dornier 328JETs


Canadian North
Pilots joined ALPA: 2011
Number of flightcrew members: 172
Bases: Edmonton and Calgary, Alb.
Headquarters: Yellowknife, N.W.T., with offices in Edmonton, Alb.
Operations: Scheduled flights and cargo services throughout Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as charter operations throughout Canada and the United States
Fleet: B-737-200s, B-737-300s, and Dash 8-100s

Pilots joined ALPA: 2006
Number of pilots: 97
Operations: Provides subcontracting services to vacation charter airlines as well as flights on behalf of CanJet Vacations
Fleet: 4 B-737-800s and 2 B-737-800s leased during high season

Founded: 1989
Number of pilots: Approximately 240
Pilots joined ALPA: 2008
Headquarters: South Burlington, Vt.
Pilot bases: Newark, N.J.; Dulles, Va.; and Syracuse, N.Y. The airline closed its Cleveland pilot base in July 2014
Operations: CommutAir flies to more than 30 cities in the Midwest, Northeast, and Canada under a capacity-purchase agreement with United Airlines
Fleet: 17 37-seat Dash 8-Q200s and 5 50-seat Dash 8-Q300s

Founded: 2007
Pilots joined ALPA: 2007
Number of pilots: More than 500
Management: Created as a wholly owned subsidiary of Northwest and then Delta Air Lines, Compass is now owned by Trans States Holdings, Inc., which runs it separately from its other airlines, Trans States and GoJet
Operations: More than 190 flights daily to 57 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada as Delta Connection. In the spring of 2015, Compass will also begin flying as an American Airlines subsidiary
Pilot bases: Los Angeles, Calif.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., and Detroit, Mich.
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.
Fleet: 36 76-passenger Embraer E175s and 6 69-passenger Embraer E170s. Twenty additional E175s will be leased from American Airlines Group in 2015

Number of pilots: 10,757
Joint ventures and alliances: SkyTeam Alliance and joint ventures with Air France-KLM-Alitalia, Virgin Australia, and Virgin Atlantic
Operations: 333 destinations in 64 countries on 6 continents
Pilot bases: Atlanta, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New York City; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Seattle, Wash.
Hub cities: Amsterdam; Atlanta, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New York-JFK; Paris-Charles de Gaulle; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tokyo-Narita
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
Fleet: More than 760 mainline airplanes consisting of A319s, A320s, A330s, B-717s, B-737s, B-747s, B-757s, B-767s, B-777s, DC-9s, MD-88s, and MD-90s

Endeavor Air
Pilots joined ALPA: 1988 (as Express Airlines I before it changed its name to Pinnacle in 2002 and Endeavor Air in 2013); purchased Colgan Air in 2007; purchased Mesaba Airlines in 2010
Number of pilots: 1,500
Operations: More than 850 daily flights as Delta Connection to more than 100 cities across the United States and Canada
Pilot domiciles: Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and New York's JFK and LGA
Fleet: 80 CRJ900s and 50 CRJ200s

Envoy Air
Pilots joined ALPA: 1995 (although Simmons had been an ALPA member since 1986, after the National Mediation Board's ruling that the four airlines serving American Airlines-Executive, Flagship, Simmons, and Wings West-constituted a single airlines, the Eagle pilots established a single MEC)
Number of pilots: 2,312
Headquarters: Irving, Tex.
Pilot domiciles: Chicago, Ill.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Tex.; New York, N.Y.; and Miami, Fla.
Fleet:37 ERJ 140s and 118 ERJ 145s

Pilots joined ALPA: 2004
Number of pilots: 2,595
Operations: Flying as United Express, ExpressJet serves 42 states and destinations in Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. Starting in 2015, the airline will also fly to American Airlines destinations as American Eagle
Pilot bases: Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Houston, Tex.; Kansas City, Mo.; Newark, N.J.; Dulles, Va.; and Dallas/Fort Worth, Tex., in 2015
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
Fleet: 9 Embraer ERJ 135s and 233 ERJ 145s

FedEx Express
Pilots joined ALPA: June 1993–1996; rejoined ALPA in June 2002
First ALPA contract: October 2006
Number of flightcrew members: 4,267
Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
Fleet: 112 B-757s, 4 B-767s, 25 B-777s, 71 A300s, 29 A310s, 61 MD-10s, and 64 MD-11s

First Air
Founded: Founded in 1946 as Bradley Air Service, the airline is now wholly owned by the Inuit people of Quebec through the Makivik Corporation
Number of crewmembers: 142
Pilots joined ALPA: 2008
Pilot bases: Ottawa, Ont.; Yellowknife, N.W.T.; Iqaluit, N.U.; and Edmonton, Alb.
Headquarters: Kanata, Ont.
Operations: Provides cargo and passenger service to more northern communities than any other Canadian airline, as well as charter service worldwide. The airline connects 30 towns in the Arctic with Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Edmonton
Fleet: 6 B-737-200s (four combi), 3 B-737-400s (two combi, 1 passenger), 9 ATR 42-300s, 2 ATR 72-212s (all combi), and 2 Lockheed L-382 Hercules

Number of pilots: 627
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii
Operations:Hawaiian and its turboprop subsidiary operate more than 150 daily flights connecting the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii. It offers nonstop service to the Hawaiian islands from 10 cities on the U.S. mainland and also has direct nonstop flights from Honolulu to American Samoa, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, and China
Fleet: 18 B-717-200s; 9 B-767-300ERs, 19 A330-200s, with 3 more on order and options for 5 more; 3 ATR 42 turboprops operated by a subsidiary. On order: 6 A330 NEOs, with options for 6 more; 16 A321 NEOs, with options for 9 more

Island Air
Founded: 1980
Pilots joined ALPA: 1989
Number of pilots: 80+
Operations: The second-largest airline in Hawaii, Island Air operates more than 250 flights each week between Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu to airports on the islands of Maui, Kauai, and Lanai
Fleet: Five 64-seat ATR 72s, with two 71-seat Dash 8-Q400s not yet in service and options for four additional Q400s

Jazz Aviation
Pilots joined ALPA: 1997
Number of pilots: 1,400
Operations: Jazz transports about 9.7 million passengers annually on more than 800 daily flights to 73 destinations across Canada and the United States
Pilot bases: Vancouver, B.C.; Calgary, Alb.; Toronto, Ont.; and Montreal, Que.
Headquarters: Dartmouth, N.S.
Fleet: 25 CR21 Q400 NextGens, 26 CRJ200s, 16 CRJ705s, 34 Dash 8-100s, and 28 Dash 8-300s

Pilots joined ALPA: April 2014
Number of flightcrew members:
Headquarters: Long Island City, N.Y.
Fleet: A320s, A321s, and E190s

KF Aerospace
Pilots joined ALPA: 1997 (became an ALPA-represented pilot group when CALPA merged with ALPA
Number of pilots: 135
Headquarters: Kelowna, B.C.
Pilot bases: Hamilton, Ont.; Vancouver, B.C.; Halifax, N.S.; Thunder Bay, Ont.; Saskatoon, Sask.; Calgary, Alb.; and Kelowna, B.C.
Fleet: B-727s, Convair 580s, and DC-10s

Mesa Air Group
Pilots joined ALPA: 1987
Number of pilots: Approximately 1,000
Operations: Mesa Air Group operates as United Express, US Airways Express, and American Eagle. It serves 91 cities, 34 states, Canada, and Mexico with 420 daily departures
Bases: Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C.
Headquarters: Phoenix, Ariz.
Fleet:95 airplanes, including E175s, CRJ200s, CRJ700s, and CRJ900s; with an additional 17 E175s still on order

Pilots joined ALPA: 1984
Number of pilots: 361
Headquarters: Salisbury, Md.
Pilot bases: New Bern, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Salisbury, Md.
38 DHC-8s

Pilots joined ALPA: 1988
Number of pilots: 907
Operations: PSA Airlines, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group serving more than 65 destinations in more than 20 states
Bases: Charlotte, N.C.; Dayton, Ohio; and Knoxville, Tenn.
Fleet: 35 CRJ200s, 14 CRJ700s, and 13 CRJ900s

Pilots joined ALPA: 1996
Number of pilots: 1,066 as of Dec. 1, 2014
Headquarters: Miramar, Fla.
Pilot bases: Atlantic City, N.J.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Tex.; Detroit, Mich.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Las Vegas, Nev.
Fleet: 29 A319s, 33 A320s, 2 A321s, and an additional 33 A320s, 45 A320 NEOs, and 39 A321s on order

Sun Country
Founded: 1982
Pilots joined ALPA: 1996
Number of pilots: Approximately 250
Pilot base: Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport
Operations: Based in Mendota Heights, Minn., Sun Country flies scheduled service to 35 destinations, 13 of which are operated year-round. The airline also operates charter flights to numerous locations in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, and Asia
Fleet: 21 B-737NGs, with more aircraft leased seasonally

Trans States
Pilots joined ALPA: 1994
Founded: 1982
Number of pilots: 400+
Headquarters: Bridgeton, Mo.
Operations: More than 198 daily flights serving 39 cities as United Express and US Airways Express (soon to be American Eagle); carried more than 2.2 million passengers in 2014
Pilot domiciles: Chicago, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Washington-Dulles, Va.
Fleet: 29 ERJ 145s

Pilots joined ALPA: 1932
Number of pilots: Approximately 12,500
Headquarters: Chicago, Ill.
Pilot domiciles: Chicago; Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Guam; Houston, Tex.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New York City; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Washington-Dulles, Va.
Fleet: A319s, A320s, B-737s, B-747s, B-757s, B-767s, B-777s, and B-787s

Virgin America
Pilots joined ALPA: 2015
Number of pilots: 612
Headquarters: San Francisco, Calif.

Pilots joined ALPA: 2008
Founded: 1989
Number of pilots: 75
Hub: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Pilot domiciles: Thunder Bay, Ont.; Pickle Lake, Ont.; Sioux Lookout, Ont.; and Red Lake, Ont.
Fleet: 19 airplanes including Beech 1900Ds, Cessna C-208Bs, Hawker Siddeley HS-748s, Pilatus PC-12s, and Bombardier Dash 8s


All data is current as of the printing of the January-February 2015 issue of Air Line Pilot. Virgin America was added in June 2015.

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