After a week-long strike over pay conditions, an agreement has been reached between US low-fare air carrier, Spirit Airlines, and its pilots.
Flights will resume on June 18th 2010 whilst the agreement of union members is sought. The Airline Pilots Association will take the proposals to a union vote in July.
Captain Sean Creed, head of the Spirit unit of ALPA, said:
“I am pleased that we were able to fashion a constructive solution to our differences that will allow us to resume serving our customers.”
Ben Baldanza, President and CEO of Spirit called for customers to return:
“We are excited to be back flying with low fares for our customers. Our pilots worked hard to get a mutually favorable deal that allows the Company to grow while improving their wages and benefits. We apologize to those of our customers whose travel was disrupted as a result of the strike and look forward to earning back their trust with ultra-low fares, great service, and the best pilots in the sky.”
To thank its customers for their support and loyalty, Spirit is offering customers a coupon for $50 off their next flight and 5,000 FREE SPIRIT™ bonus miles.