DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ameriflight and Allegiant Air have entered into a pilot recruitment flow-through agreement to assist and advance pilot career needs. The symbiotic relationship is designed to offer a defined career path under which pilots can advance to a part 121 certificated air carrier of the exceptional quality of Allegiant. The agreement will also create incentives for Ameriflight employees and further assist Ameriflight in recruiting new pilots. The Pilot Recruitment Flow Through Agreement ensures pilots entering the program a first officer position with Allegiant upon completion of outlined experience and training requirements.
“We’re excited for the opportunity this gives our pilot group to advance their careers.”
Under the partnership, Allegiant will actively mentor participating Ameriflight pilots. Allegiant will offer employment to the pilots subject to their hiring standards and the program requirements. The flow-through agreement between Ameriflight and Allegiant is open to all Ameriflight pilots regardless of seniority, equipment, seat position, or current position within the company. Both new pilots and pilots who currently fly for Ameriflight are eligible and encouraged to participate in the program.
The agreement between Ameriflight and Allegiant allows and encourages Ameriflight pilots to participate in Allegiant-sponsored functions such as meet-and-greets with the regional chief pilots, ground school sessions, simulator observations, mentoring opportunities and jumpseating.
“We’re honored to have established this agreement with such a first-rate company as Allegiant,” says Ameriflight Vice President of Flight Operations Mike Anderson. “We’re excited for the opportunity this gives our pilot group to advance their careers.”
“During a time of demand for pilots unprecedented in the history of our industry, we’re excited about working in partnership with Ameriflight on the design of an innovative flow-through agreement,” says Allegiant Vice President of Operations Eric Gust. “Ameriflight has a great reputation in the industry for providing well-trained pilots with diverse experience. The flow-through agreement will offer unique mentoring and advancement opportunities for Ameriflight’s participants, while establishing a relationship with Allegiant that forges a cultural fit and ready pool of experienced pilots for the future.”
About Ameriflight: Ameriflight was founded in 1968 and has grown from a small air charter and cargo service carrier to an international operator and the nation’s largest 135 cargo airline. Ameriflight is headquartered in Dallas, TX and has more than 700 employees including over 200 pilots and over 200 aircraft. Ameriflight provides feeder services for overnight express carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL.
About Allegiant: Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased online through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For a downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.