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Pinnacle Airlines reaches a tentative agreement with its ALPA pilots, will increase its Delta Connection Bombardier CRJ900 fleet to 81 aircraft

Pinnacle Airlines Corporation (Memphis) wholly owned subsidiary, Pinnacle Airlines Inc. (Memphis), has announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the legal representative of the Pinnacle Airlines pilot group on cost reductions that cover pay, retirement, work rules and benefits.

A separate agreement was reached among Pinnacle Airlines, Pinnacle pilots and Delta Air Lines that includes long-term career opportunities and the addition of 40 Bombardier CRJ900s to the Pinnacle fleet. With this agreement, Pinnacle’s long-term fleet plan has been established at 81 CRJ900 aircraft. The CRJ900 deliveries are planned for the fall of 2013 and are planned to be completed by year-end of 2014. Pinnacle will remove its 140 CRJ200 aircraft from the fleet over the next two to three years.

ALPA members will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement in January and, if approved, the changes would become effective when similar changes are implemented for Pinnacle’s other labor groups and non-union employees. The tentative agreement also remains subject to approval and review by the Bankruptcy Court.

Flying as a Delta Connection carrier, Pinnacle Airlines operates 197 regional jets on 1,000 daily flights to 131 cities in the United States and Canada.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N181PQ (msn 15181) of Pinnacle Airlines arrives at Delta’s Atlanta hub.

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