November 25, 2020
To: Atlas Air and Southern Air Pilots
From: John Dietrich, President & Chief Executive Officer
Thank you all for your continued dedication throughout the pandemic. Though faced with incredible challenges, our crews continue to deliver for our company and our customers – and we appreciate your commitment.
With the latest developments from the CDC, I want you to know the company will extend the Memorandums of Understanding (“MOUs”) for all Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots for areas outside of the U.S. designated as high level for COVID-19. This includes honoring premium pay provisions for China even though the conditions in China have improved and the CDC has significantly downgraded that area. Based on information we have, we do not believe this is a step that our competitors have taken.
In addition to premium pay, the MOUs include increased insurance benefits for Covered Flying as well as enhanced per diem, and other provisions to support our crews during this time.
Thank you for your continued commitment to our safe and reliable operations throughout this important peak season.
We wish you and your families a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.