Airshare Increases Pilot Pay, Benefits


Airshare, a fractional ownership provider based in Lenexa, Kansas, is increasing its base pay for pilots and offering first-year captains the opportunity to earn up to $150,000, the company says. 

It is also providing pilots flying for its fractional ownership programs the ability to receive quarterly bonuses when they fly more than 125 hr. per financial quarter. 

Airshare, founded in 2000, is also offering signing bonuses to Phenom-type-rated pilots. 

The company is also offering greater flexibility for where pilots can home base, including Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Buffalo and Kansas City. It is also offering a no-cost health insurance option for pilots through a health savings account. 

Pilots also typically fly an eight days on and six days off schedule, allowing them to spend up to an average of 20 nights at home each month.

“For 20 years, our pilots have played a key role in helping us deliver the best-in-class fractional ownership experience that has become synonymous with Airshare,” says John Owen, Airshare CEO. “The first-name-basis relationships between our customers and pilots has been integral to our growth as well as customer retention. These changes to their compensation structure represent our continued dedication to attracting and retaining the best pilots in the industry.”

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.