A Dash 8-100 flying from Pivot’s main base at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Photo: Pivot Airlines Facebook

At A Glance

Pilots joined ALPA: 2017

Number of pilots/flightcrew members: 22

Pilot bases: Waterloo and Toronto, Ont.

Hubs/key markets: Toronto, Ont., with regional flying across North America and the Caribbean

Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.

Operations: Pivot provides regional airline services to community partners and mainline carriers. The airline also specializes in delivering charters to corporate and leisure clients, the resource sector, sports teams, and government agencies.

Fleet: 2 CRJ200s and 2 Dash 8s

Heading into 2024, Pivot Airlines is dedicated to growth and recovery, particularly after the difficult incident in the Dominican Republic in 2022 in which five crewmembers were unlawfully detained. The situation, which involved suspected contraband planted on a Pivot aircraft by airport personnel, underscored the vital support and efforts of ALPA Canada and ALPA in resolving the matter and securing the crewmembers’ release.

Pivot management has set its sights on growing the company by launching an extensive hiring campaign to recruit new pilots for its CRJ and Dash 8 aircraft. The company is committed to careful growth in areas that promise sustainability, such as continuing to support the resource sector; serving remote northern communities; and providing aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance services.

With the ability to increase its pilot ranks, the airline looks to grow in 2024, adding routes from Montréal and Québec City, Qué.

One of Pivot’s Dash 8s being prepared for a business travel charter. Photo: Pivot Airlines Facebook