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Piedmont Airlines Announces $15,000 Signing Bonus for All Pilots, $10,000 Employee Referral

SALISBURY, Maryland  Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc. will pay a $15,000 signing bonus to all new hire pilots in addition to top tier industry wages and benefits, effective immediately. Piedmont team members will also earn $10,000 for every pilot they refer to the airline.

“With travel demand returning and the airline industry rebounding, it’s exciting to be able to offer a $15,000 signing bonus for new pilots to look at Piedmont as a career choice,” said Eric Morgan, Piedmont Airlines president and CEO. “New hire pilots will be able to upgrade from first officer to captain quickly and flow with a guaranteed job at American Airlines in a four to six-year time period. Piedmont was one of the only airlines not to furlough pilots during the COVID-19 crisis, and that has opened a world of opportunities for our team members.”

Piedmont has been a performance leader among regional carriers throughout the pandemic. Pilots who come to Piedmont enjoy a generous benefits package including excellent health care and 401(k) with company match. Piedmont provides hotel rooms for commuting pilots and industry-leading flight benefits on American Airlines.

Piedmont team members can also earn some cash, too.  Team members who refer a pilot to the company can collect up to $10,000 if their referred pilot is hired. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our team members to participate in our recruiting efforts,” Morgan said. “Any employee can recommend a friend or family member pilot and get rewarded with a bonus for doing so. It now means we have nearly 10,000 people recruiting for Piedmont Airlines, and that’s exciting.”

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About Piedmont Airlines

Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is a premier regional carrier of American Airlines, providing service both on the ground and in the air across the United States. Every day, nearly 9,800 aviation professional foster a mission of caring, compliance and communication on and off the airfield.  Piedmont is headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, and operates a fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets. Piedmont Airlines’ ground handling team can be found in more than 80 airports across the United States providing award winning ground service to passengers of American Airlines. Learn more about what’s happening at Piedmont by visiting connect with Piedmont on Twitter @piedmontair and at