ALPA’s Pilot Groups

AirTran
Pilots joined ALPA: 2009
Number of pilots: 1,000+
Pilot domiciles: Atlanta, Ga., and Orlando, Fla.
Headquarters: Dallas, Tex.
Operations/services: AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with around 340 flights a day to 35+ domestic and 7 near-international destinations
Fleet: 72 B-717s and 33 B-737s

Air Transat
Pilots joined ALPA: 1999
Number of pilots: 425
Headquarters: Pierre E. Trudeau International Airport, Montreal, P.Q.
Pilot bases: Montreal, P.Q.; Toronto, Ont.; and Vancouver, B.C.
Fleet: 9 A310s and 12 A330s, plus 5 B-737s arriving in 2014

Air Transport International
Crewmembers joined ALPA: November 2009
Number of crewmembers: 345 with 159 on furlough
Operations: Combi passenger, military, and cargo operations around the world
Base: Home-based
Corporate headquarters: Wilmington, Ohio
Fleet: Currently operates seven B-767 freighters and seven B-757s, four of which are freighters and three are combis (fourth combi in the certification process)

Air Wisconsin
Pilots joined ALPA: 1982 as a result of the Union of Professional Airmen merger with ALPA
Number of pilots: 665
Operations: Nearly 500 departures per day to 26 states and 3 Canadian provinces; with service to 70 cities throughout North America, the airline carries nearly 6 million passengers per year
Headquarters:
Appleton, Wisc.
Domiciles: New York, N.Y.; Norfolk, Va.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Washington, D.C.
Fleet: 71 Canadair 50-seat regional jets (CRJ200s)

Alaska
Pilots joined ALPA: 1947
Number of pilots:
1,490
Operations:
95 destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with 800 daily departures, including 40 markets flown by Horizon Air, which provides feed traffic to Alaska Airlines under a capacity-purchase agreement. In 2013, Alaska Airlines added four new destination cities: Kansas City, Mo., and Salt Lake City, Utah, which are served by Alaska Airlines, and Colorado Springs, Colo., and Omaha, Neb., which are operated exclusively by a capacity-purchase agreement with SkyWest Airlines
Fleet: 131 Boeing 737s, including 24 -400s, 17 -700s, 61 -800s, 12 -900s, 11 -900ERs, 5 -400Cs, and 1 -400 freighter

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

Bearskin
Pilots joined ALPA: 1997 (became an ALPA-represented pilot group when CALPA merged with ALPA)
Number of pilots: 71
Pilot bases: Thunder Bay, Ont.; Winnipeg, Man.; Kitchener- Waterloo, Ont.; and Sioux Lookout, Ont.
Headquarters:
Sioux Lookout, Ont.
Operations: Scheduled and charter passenger service
Fleet: 18 Metroliners

Calm Air
Pilots joined ALPA: 1997
Number of pilots: 93, including two furloughed
Operations: Scheduled passenger and cargo service throughout northern Manitoba and Nunavut, the newest and largest territory in Canada, 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 HS748, 8 ATR 42s, 3 ATR 72s, and 2 Fairchild Dornier D328 jets

Canadian North
Pilots joined ALPA: 2011
Number of flightcrew members: 145
Bases: Edmonton and Calgary, Alb.
Headquarters: Yellowknife, NT, 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

CanJet
Pilots joined ALPA: 2006
Number of pilots: 134
Operations: Provides subcontracting services to vacation charter airlines
Fleet:
5 B-737-800s and 7 B-737-800s leased during high season

CommutAir
Founded: 1989
Number of pilots: Approximately 210
Pilots joined ALPA: 2008
Headquarters: South Burlington, Vt., with an operations headquarters in North Olmsted, Ohio
Pilot bases: Cleveland, Ohio; Newark, N.J.; and Dulles, Va.
Operations: CommutAir flies to more than 27 cities in 14 U.S. states and Canadian provinces under a capacity-purchase agreement with United Airlines
Fleet: 16 37-seat Dash 8-Q200s and 5 50-seat Dash 8-Q300s

Compass
Founded: Compass Airlines was created as a Northwest Airlines subsidiary and began operations on May 2, 2007
Pilots joined ALPA: 2007
Number of pilots: Approximately 500
Management: First owned as a wholly owned subsidiary of Northwest and then Delta, 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 and Canada as Delta Connection
Pilot bases:
Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minn., and Detroit, Mich. The company will open a Los Angeles, Calif., domicile in February
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.
Fleet: 6 Embraer 170s and 36 Embraer E175s

Delta
Number of pilots: 11,704
Pilots joined ALPA: August 1, 1940
Joint ventures and alliances:
SkyTeam Alliance and joint ventures with Air France–KLM–Alitalia, Virgin Australia, and Virgin Atlantic Operations: Delta and its Connection carriers fly to more than 330 destinations in 65 countries on 6 continents
Operations:
Delta and its Connection carriers fly to more than 330 destinations in 65 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; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tokyo–Narita
Headquarters:
Atlanta, Ga.
Fleet: More than 700 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: 2,000
Operations: Up to 1,000 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
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.
Fleet: 120 Canadair CRJ200s and 50 CRJ900s

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 airline, the Envoy Air pilots established a single MEC)
Number of pilots: 2,905
Headquarters: Ft. Worth, Tex.
Operations: Envoy Air operates more than 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Mexico
Pilot domiciles: Chicago, Ill.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Tex.; Miami, Fla.; and New York, N.Y.
Fleet: 118 Embraer 145s, 59 Embraer 140s, and 47 Bombardier CRJ-700s

Evergreen
Flightcrew members joined ALPA: 2007
Number of flightcrew members: 187 (All crewmembers on furlough)
Headquarters: McMinnville, Ore.
Pilot base: New York (JFK)
Operations: With a fleet of parked B-747s, Evergreen specialized in charter and contract freighter operations around the globe

ExpressJet
Pilots joined ALPA: 2004
Number of pilots: More than 2,800
Operations: Flies as United Express to 42 states plus destinations in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
Pilot bases: Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Houston, Tex.; Kansas City, Mo.; Newark, N.J.; and Washington, D.C.
Headquarters:
Atlanta, Ga.
Fleet: 251 airplanes, including ERJ 135s and ERJ 145s

FedEx Express
Pilots joined ALPA: June 1993–1996; rejoined ALPA in June 2002
First ALPA contract: October 2006
Number of flightcrew members: 4,353
Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
Fleet: 91 B-757s, 3 B-767s, 23 B-777s, 71 A300s, 30 A310s, 63 MD-10s, and 64 MD-11s

First Air
Founded: In 1946 as Bradley Air Service, 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, NT; Iqaluit, NU; and Edmonton, Alb.
Headquarters: Kanata, Ont.
Operations: Provides scheduled passenger and cargo service between 30 northern communities plus charter service worldwide
Fleet:
7 B-737-200s (four combi), 3 B-737-400s (two combi, 1 passenger), 1 B-767F, 9 ATR 42-300s, 2 ATR 72-212s (all combi), and 2 Lockheed L-382 Hercules

Hawaiian
Number of pilots: 625
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii
Pilot Base: Honolulu, Hawaii
Operations: Hawaiian operates more than 150 daily flights connecting the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, 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, and Japan
Fleet: 18 B-717-200s; 14 B-767-300ERs; and 16 A330-200s, with 7 more on order and options for 5 more. On order: 6 A350-300s, to be delivered 2017–2020; 16 A321 NEOs, with options for 9 more. Hawaiian also owns 3 ATR 42 turboprops that will be operated by a regional subsidiary

Island Air
Pilots joined ALPA: 1989
Number of pilots: 50
Operations: Approximately 36 daily flights
Service: Island Air is Hawaii’s leading regional airline, with 331 weekly flights to and from the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kauai
Fleet: 4 ATR 72s

Jazz
Pilots joined ALPA: 2001
Number of pilots: 1,450
Operations: Jazz transports about 9.1 million passengers annually on more than 800 daily flights to 82 destinations across Canada and the United States
Pilot bases: Vancouver, B.C.; Calgary, Alb.; Toronto, Ont.; Montreal, Que.; and Halifax, N.S.
Headquarters:
Dartmouth, N.S.
Fleet: 25 CRJ200s, 16 CRJ705s, 34 Dash 8-100s, 26 Dash 8-300s, and 21 Dash 8-400s; charter fleet, 5 airplanes that vary from season to season

Kelowna Flightcraft
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:
Boeing 727s, Convair 580s, and DC-10s

Mesa Air Group
Pilots joined ALPA: 1987
Number of pilots: Approximately 800
Operations: Mesa Air Group includes go! and Mesa Airlines, and operates as United Express and US Airways Express under contractual agreements and independently as go! in Hawaii. Serves 74 cities, 32 states, Canada, and Mexico with 370 daily departures
Bases: Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C.
Headquarters:
Phoenix, Ariz.
Fleet: 72 airplanes, including CRJ200s, CRJ700s, and CRJ900s; plus 30 EMB-175s over the next two years

North American Airlines
Pilots joined ALPA: 2009
Number of pilots: 150
Pilot base: New York (JFK)
Headquarters: Peachtree City, Ga.
Operations: North American Airlines provides air transportation services throughout the world, operating both charter and scheduled service for the U.S. military, tour operators, government agencies, and sports teams, among others, and as an ACMI carrier for other scheduled airlines
Fleet: 5 B-767-300ERs

Piedmont
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.
Fleet:
44 DHC-8s

PSA
Pilots joined ALPA: 1988
Number of pilots: 530
Operations: PSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group. It operates 327 flights per day as US Airways Express, serving 65 airports in the U.S.
Bases: Charlotte, N.C.; Dayton, Ohio; and Knoxville, Tenn.
Headquarters: Dayton, Ohio
Fleet: 35 CRJ200s and 14 CRJ700s

Spirit
Pilots joined ALPA: 1996
Number of pilots: 860
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, 22 A320s, and 2 A321s

Sun Country
Pilots joined ALPA: 1996
Founded: 1982
Number of pilots: 209
Pilot base: Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport
Operations: Based in Mendota Heights, Minn., Sun Country flies scheduled service to 32 destinations. The airline also operates charter flights to numerous locations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and overseas. The airline also operates military charter flights and is a member of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Civil Reserve Air Fleet.
Fleet: 17 B-737 NGs

Trans States
Pilots joined ALPA: 1994
Founded: 1982
Number of pilots: 352
Headquarters: Bridgeton, Mo.
Operations: Approximately 175 daily flights serving 39 cities as a United Express and a US Airways Express carrier
Pilot domiciles:
St. Louis, Mo., and Dulles, Va.
Fleet: 30 EMB-145s

United
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

Wasaya
Pilots joined ALPA: 2008
Founded: 1989
Number of pilots: 99
Hub: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Pilot domiciles: Thunder Bay, Ont.; Pickle Lake, Ont.; Sioux Lookout, Ont.; Timmins, Ont.; and Red Lake, Ont.
Fleet:
27 airplanes including Beech 1900Ds, Cessna C-208Bs, Hawker Siddeley HS-748s, Pilatus PC-12s, and Bombardier Dash 8s
Fun fact:
In the Oji-Cree language, wasaya means “it is bright,” referring to the sun rising in the eastern sky

Data current as of the printing of the Jan. 2014 issue of Air Line Pilot.