Pilots and dispatchers union membership ratify agreements
DENVER, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines today announced that two of its employee unions have ratified agreements for temporary wage and benefit concessions. Members of the Frontier Airlines Pilots Association (FAPA), which represents more than 700 of the airline's pilots, and the Transportation Workers Union (TWU), which represents the airline's dispatchers, each ratified the tentative agreements that union leadership had agreed to with Frontier last week. FAPA's support in particular was overwhelming, with approximately 88% of the membership votes cast in favor of the proposal.
"On behalf of everyone at Frontier Airlines, I want to thank both our union leadership and membership for their support during these challenging times," said Frontier President and CEO Sean Menke. "This is a key step in helping us continue to negotiate the Chapter 11 process. I am pleased that our employees understand the challenges we face and are willing to do their part to make sure we are successful. Our employees' strong show of support during this process is encouraging and exemplifies the good relationship we have always enjoyed with them."
Last week, Frontier asked all of its employees, both represented and non-represented, to take temporary wage and benefit concessions to help the airline as it attempts to, among other things, secure debtor in possession financing. Earlier in the month, Menke and other members of the executive management team also agreed to up to 20% in wage and benefits concessions. Frontier plans to reexamine the concessions in September based on the developing financial condition of the company and current economic conditions.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 14th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 6,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 62 aircraft, with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airlines' mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to more than 60 destinations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. In November 2006, Frontier and AirTran announced a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares, aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
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