AirTran Airways and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Reach Tentative Agreement

Mar 22, 2011, 18:00 ET from AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: AAI) today announced it has reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new two-year flight attendant collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA).  AirTran Airways has more than 2,200 flight attendants represented by AFA-CWA.

The tentative agreement will go before the airline's flight attendants for a ratification vote over the next 30 days. If ratified by the flight attendants, the collective bargaining agreement would take effect on May 1, 2011.  The tentative agreement calls for increased compensation, improved benefits and preservation of key service and reliability function. Specific terms of the agreement will not be released.  The current collective bargaining agreement became amendable December 1, 2008.

"We are pleased to reach a tentative agreement with our flight attendants," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways' chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We have negotiated a tentative agreement that will reward our flight attendants for their hard work while still allowing the airline to maintain our low-cost structure."

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