Endeavor Air

An Endeavor CRJ900 operating as Delta Connection. Endeavor is the only wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

At A Glance

Pilot joined ALPA: 1988 (as Express Airlines before its name change to Pinnacle in 2002 and Endeavor Air in 2013); purchased Colgan Air in 2007 and Mesaba Airlines in 2010

Number of pilots: 1,565

Pilot bases: Atlanta, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport)

Hubs/key markets: Atlanta, Ga.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and New York, N.Y.

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.

Operations: Endeavor operates 670 daily flights as Delta Connection to 100 cities across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

Fleet: 9 CRJ700s, 117 CRJ900s, and 1 E175

Endeavor Air Master Executive Council (MEC) leaders have a solid track record of achieving the goals of their pilots and continually raising the bar for the fee-for-departure (FFD) industry. In 2021, they announced a guaranteed and contractual flow to parent company Delta Air Lines. In 2022, the MEC achieved both a $110,000 retention bonus program and new pay rates that brought Endeavor back to the top of the FFD industry.

The MEC is now setting its sights on securing seniority and longevity at Delta Air Lines while at Endeavor. MEC leaders have the full support of the Delta MEC in this goal and the loftier goal of bringing all Endeavor pilots and aircraft onto the Delta property under the Delta contract.

Endeavor’s first E175 at the hangar at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. FAA certification is currently under way for the carrier’s new aircraft type.