Tue, Nov 08, 2011
Moves One Step Closer To Completing Merger With Southwest
pilots of AirTran Airways, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int’l. (ALPA), with 94 percent of the pilot
group voting and 83.58 percent in favor of ratification, have
approved a seniority integration agreement with Southwest Airlines
and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association.
The agreement provides for an integrated pilot seniority list,
as well as conditions governing the transition of AirTran pilots to
“This agreement cements the bond between our pilot groups,
and helps clear the path to the complete integration of the two
airlines,” said Linden Hillman, chairman of ALPA’s
AirTran Master Executive Council.
The first AirTran pilots will transition to Southwest Airlines
in early 2012, with the last expected before the end of 2014.
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