America West Airlines announced it has reached a
tentative agreement for a new contract with the Air Line Pilots
Association (ALPA), which represents the airline's 1,700 pilots.
"We are pleased that an agreement has been reached," said Douglas
Parker, chairman and chief executive officer. "Full credit goes to
the negotiating teams of America West and ALPA, along with the
federal mediator, for their dedication, persistence and
professionalism throughout this process, and for their
determination to bring these discussions to a conclusion during
this holiday period. "We will continue to work with the leadership
of ALPA with the goal of having the agreement ratified by our 1,700
pilots as quickly as possible."
The agreement is subject to ratification by ALPA membership.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.