Recommended reading: From Forbes. J. Scott Kirby, formerly of America West, US Airways and American Airlines, will take over United Airlines in May 2020. As previously reported, J. Scott Kirby, President (right above), will succeed Oscar Munoz (left above) as Chief Executive Officer. Read the full story on his background.
American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has announced its 15,000 pilots have ratified the new contract. The company issued this statement:
The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing 15,000 pilots at American Airlines, announced its members have approved a new five-year contract which provides immediate pay raises of 23 percent and subsequent annual raises of three percent for the next five years.
American Airlines President Scott Kirby said, “Today’s results provide immediate and significant pay increases to our pilots, and represent another step forward in our integration. We are especially pleased that American is in a position to support pay increases that recognize the contributions of our pilots this early in our integration. We also acknowledge and applaud the hard work and leadership of APA President Capt. Keith Wilson, the APA national officers, the negotiating teams from the APA and the company, as well as members of the APA Board.”
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-323 ER N383AN (msn 26995) arrives in Miami.
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