Atlantic Southeast Airlines, PAFCA Sign Five-Year Dispatcher Contract; Contract Recognizes Differences in Regional Airline Industry

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delta Connection

    ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Atlantic
 Southeast Airlines (ASA), a Delta Connection carrier and wholly owned
 subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:   DAL), has reached final agreement with
 the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) on a new five-year
 contract for the company's 33 flight dispatchers.  The new contract was
 ratified overwhelmingly by the membership yesterday.
     Responding to the agreement, ASA Vice President of Human Resources Chuck
 Thibaudeau said, "We are pleased to have reached an agreement that offers our
 professional dispatchers wages, benefits and work rules that are among the
 best in the regional airline industry.  We appreciate PAFCA's recognition of
 the inherent differences between regional and mainline airlines, and the
 negotiators' efforts in designing a contract that is unique to the regional
 airline industry."
     ASA dispatchers first certified the Transport Workers Union of America
 (TWU) as their union representative in November 1998.  After ASA's acquisition
 by Delta Air Lines in 1999, dispatchers chose to re-align their union
 affiliation with PAFCA.  First contract talks between ASA and PAFCA began
 May 11, 2000; a tentative agreement was reached on April 6, 2001.
     ASA operates more than 700 flights each day to 82 airports in 25 states,
 Canada and Mexico.  Founded in 1979, ASA has operated as a Delta Connection
 carrier since 1984 and carried more than 6 million passengers in calendar year
 2000.  The airline operates a fleet of 113 aircraft and employs more than
 4,000 aviation professionals across its route system. For more information
 visit delta.com.
 
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    ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Atlantic
 Southeast Airlines (ASA), a Delta Connection carrier and wholly owned
 subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:   DAL), has reached final agreement with
 the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) on a new five-year
 contract for the company's 33 flight dispatchers.  The new contract was
 ratified overwhelmingly by the membership yesterday.
     Responding to the agreement, ASA Vice President of Human Resources Chuck
 Thibaudeau said, "We are pleased to have reached an agreement that offers our
 professional dispatchers wages, benefits and work rules that are among the
 best in the regional airline industry.  We appreciate PAFCA's recognition of
 the inherent differences between regional and mainline airlines, and the
 negotiators' efforts in designing a contract that is unique to the regional
 airline industry."
     ASA dispatchers first certified the Transport Workers Union of America
 (TWU) as their union representative in November 1998.  After ASA's acquisition
 by Delta Air Lines in 1999, dispatchers chose to re-align their union
 affiliation with PAFCA.  First contract talks between ASA and PAFCA began
 May 11, 2000; a tentative agreement was reached on April 6, 2001.
     ASA operates more than 700 flights each day to 82 airports in 25 states,
 Canada and Mexico.  Founded in 1979, ASA has operated as a Delta Connection
 carrier since 1984 and carried more than 6 million passengers in calendar year
 2000.  The airline operates a fleet of 113 aircraft and employs more than
 4,000 aviation professionals across its route system. For more information
 visit delta.com.
 
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