Piedmont Airlines announced that it’s adding a crew base at Harrisburg International Airport.
Based in Salisbury, Maryland, Piedmont is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and operates a fleet of Embraer-145 aircraft out of hubs in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philadelphia.
A release from Piedmont noted that was it one of few airlines to protect its pilots and flight attendants from COVID-19 layoffs. “Because we were able to keep our crews trained and flying, we could take on new opportunities for American,” said Piedmont’s vice president of flight operations, Steve Keefer. “And that good work is paying off.”
“We are excited to add another crew base location: first for the quality of life it offers for our pilots and flight attendants who choose to live or commute there, and second for the value it adds to our operation,” he added. “Piedmont took on many new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanded routes out of Chicago, and our crews performed flawlessly.”
Piedmont plans to hire 400 pilots and 190 flight attendants this year, the release said. According to its website, the airline runs nearly 400 flights daily to more than 55 cities in the eastern U.S.