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PSA Airlines reinforces commitment to building the absolute best place for pilots


DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, Inc., continues to provide the industry's best compensation package for pilots. Investing in earnings, career growth, and quality of life for its Captains and First Officers remains a top priority. In another bold action to underscore this commitment, PSA announced the extension of its revolutionary sign-on bonus program through Mar. 31, 2023, and its pilot premium pay through 2026.

Direct Entry Captains with over 950 flight hours will receive a $100,000 sign-on bonus and top-tier pay starting at $146 per hour. Experienced First Officers with over 500 flight hours will receive a $75,000 sign-on bonus and top-tier pay starting at $90 per hour.

This move underscores PSA's commitment to attracting the best talent and to its customers, getting them to their destinations safely and on time.

"We understand that this is a very competitive landscape. Together with American, we’re investing in our team to provide the best environment for pilots to develop their careers," said Dion Flannery, President and CEO of PSA Airlines. "Building a top team and developing a pipeline of the best aviation talent takes effort and a continuous investment. We're offering the total package."

Along with PSA's unmatched compensation, the airline has reinforced its mission of giving pilots their best offer, period, which includes a sign-on bonus, career opportunities outside the cockpit, an FAA-approved accelerated training course for experienced CRJ pilots, five commutable bases (including a new DFW base set to open in Spring 2023), monthly commuter hotel benefits, travel privileges, and a guaranteed flow to the largest airline in the world – American.

"We’ve developed an incredible group of pilots at PSA, and I’m proud to reward their commitment to our airline," said Keith Stamper, Vice President of Flight Operations. "Through several important investments, we've worked to improve the quality of life for our pilots and build the talent pipeline needed to position our airline for long-term success."

For more information about PSA and to apply to join the team, visit