IRVING — Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, now offers new hire pilots a $15,000 bonus when they join the company.

“I’m pleased to announce that today Envoy increased our signing bonus to $15,000,” said Captain Ric Wilson, Vice President Flight Operations. “Combined with our outstanding benefits, privileges and career opportunities, there is no better place to start than Envoy if you’re looking for a life-long career as a commercial airline pilot.”

Through its industry-leading flow-through agreement with American Airlines, Envoy offers pilots a guaranteed path to American Airlines without having to interview again – or compete with the thousands of pilots who apply to American every year. Envoy pilots currently make up half of every American Airlines new hire class – in fact, nearly two thirds of American new hires since 2010 started their career at Envoy.

“We project that a pilot hired at Envoy today will upgrade to Envoy Captain in two and a half years,” added Wilson. “And with our flow-through program to the mainline, he or she can enter training at American Airlines in less than six years from hire.

“This substantial signing bonus, coupled with a growing fleet of 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft, shared bases with American in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago and a generous commuting policy, provides our pilots with an outstanding quality of life and solid career progression.”