United, PAFCA reach tentative agreement for dispatchers

United and the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) have reached a tentative agreement on a contract extension for the company´s more than 420 dispatchers, the principals said.

The tentative agreement extends the current contract through the end of 2021 and delivers important improvements for United´s dispatchers, as well as the company.

The agreement is subject to ratification by United´s dispatchers.

United has joint collective bargaining agreements covering the majority of its represented work groups, including pilots, ramp and passenger-service agents, storekeepers, load planners, maintenance and fleet technical instructors, and dispatchers.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. The common stock of United´s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.