Air Line Pilots Association
Pinnacle Airlines recently exited bankruptcy as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and announced that it will be renamed “Endeavor Air.” The pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International, look forward to this new chapter in the airline’s history, as well as in their careers.
During the bankruptcy process, the pilots and their families made substantial sacrifices through contract concessions to secure a future for the company. However, the resulting agreement included a unique commitment by Delta Air Lines to place additional CRJ-900 aircraft at Pinnacle Airlines, as well as career progression opportunities for Pinnacle pilots at Delta Air Lines.
On June 26th, 2013, the airline dedicated its new corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, and is set to begin receiving the first of its new Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft in September. In August, the airline is scheduled to begin the process of retiring the CRJ-200 aircraft it currently operates.
As the airline moves forward, more than 2,000 pilots continue to, as always, operate thousands of flights each month, carrying Delta passengers safely to their destinations and contributing greatly to the success of both Endeavor Air and Delta Air Lines.