Endeavor Air pilots ratify contract extension

Pilots at Endeavor Air, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int´l (ALPA), today voted to ratify a four-year contract extension that substantially raises the bar for wages in the fee-for-departure industry, the company said.

Of the 1,048 pilots who participated in the ballot, 86 percent voted to ratify the deal.

The Endeavor agreement also includes greatly improved 401(k) company matching contributions, per diem increases, sick-accrual increases, and new provisions that enhance flexibility and quality of life for reserve pilots. The contract extension also preserves control of the bonuses paid to new hires–under the new terms, the company can pay up to an additional USD 10,000 to new hires, but no more unless ALPA consents.

Endeavor Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and operates 136 regional jets on 700 daily flights to more than 125 cities in the United States and Canada from its hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, and New York City.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 58,000 pilots at 33 US and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.