Pilots overwhelmingly approve wage, benefit concessions
DENVER , Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Members of the Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) today ratified a long-term labor agreement with the airline. The agreement will extend certain wage and benefit concessions through December 2011 . Nearly 85 percent of votes cast were in favor of ratification. Of the 454 votes cast, 384 voted yes, only 70 voted no.
"Our pilots once again have demonstrated their willingness to help Frontier's leadership move our airline toward sustainability and growth," said Frontier President and Chief Executive Officer Sean Menke . "This agreement is important because now 100% of our workers have made wage and benefit concessions, a factor that will prove critical in attracting exit financing for our emergence from bankruptcy," Menke added.
"The leadership of the Frontier Airline Pilots Association and its members understand the challenges Frontier is facing and appreciate the joint effort made in reaching this agreement," said FAPA President John Stemmler . "This agreement is a clear demonstration of our commitment to Frontier and our belief in its long-term success."
The Frontier Airline Pilots Association represents more than 600 pilots at Frontier.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver -based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 15th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing more than 5,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 52 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America . Frontier Airlines' mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) 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 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica . In addition, Frontier and AirTran Airways operate 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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