Delta Air Lines and Delta Pilots Reach a Tentative Contract Agreement

Apr 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delta Air Lines

    ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:  DAL) said today it
 has reached a tentative contract agreement with its pilot group, represented
 by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
     The tentative agreement will now go to the Delta ALPA Master Executive
 Council for review and, upon its approval, to the Delta pilot workforce for a
 ratification vote.  When ratified, the contract would be amendable on
 May 1, 2005, five years from the May 2000 amendable date of the current
 contract.
     Leo F. Mullin, Delta chairman and chief executive officer, said:
     "We are gratified to have a tentative agreement that benefits everyone
 associated with Delta Air Lines. Customers can continue to book flights on
 Delta with confidence.
     "This agreement will make Delta pilots the best paid in the industry and
 will provide other significant improvements.  The tentative agreement will
 allow Delta and its pilots to continue to build a relationship that will
 enable all of us to focus on meeting competitive challenges and winning in the
 marketplace.
     "Equally important, this tentative agreement gives Delta the financial and
 competitive framework required to be profitable and successful, especially in
 an uncertain economy.
     "Delta people in every job deserve our special gratitude for their
 consummate professionalism during the negotiating process.  Now we can all
 turn our full focus and energy to the most important task for our company,
 which is providing excellent service for Delta customers.
     "We appreciate the professionalism of the ALPA negotiating committee and
 the manner in which they addressed these talks.
     "We are also extremely grateful for the very constructive and positive
 role the Administration has played in facilitating this agreement.  In
 addition, the National Mediation Board, under the leadership and direct
 involvement of Board Member Maggie Jacobsen, provided invaluable assistance in
 helping the parties reach agreement."
     Details of the tentative agreement will be released later.
 
 

SOURCE Delta Air Lines
    ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:  DAL) said today it
 has reached a tentative contract agreement with its pilot group, represented
 by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
     The tentative agreement will now go to the Delta ALPA Master Executive
 Council for review and, upon its approval, to the Delta pilot workforce for a
 ratification vote.  When ratified, the contract would be amendable on
 May 1, 2005, five years from the May 2000 amendable date of the current
 contract.
     Leo F. Mullin, Delta chairman and chief executive officer, said:
     "We are gratified to have a tentative agreement that benefits everyone
 associated with Delta Air Lines. Customers can continue to book flights on
 Delta with confidence.
     "This agreement will make Delta pilots the best paid in the industry and
 will provide other significant improvements.  The tentative agreement will
 allow Delta and its pilots to continue to build a relationship that will
 enable all of us to focus on meeting competitive challenges and winning in the
 marketplace.
     "Equally important, this tentative agreement gives Delta the financial and
 competitive framework required to be profitable and successful, especially in
 an uncertain economy.
     "Delta people in every job deserve our special gratitude for their
 consummate professionalism during the negotiating process.  Now we can all
 turn our full focus and energy to the most important task for our company,
 which is providing excellent service for Delta customers.
     "We appreciate the professionalism of the ALPA negotiating committee and
 the manner in which they addressed these talks.
     "We are also extremely grateful for the very constructive and positive
 role the Administration has played in facilitating this agreement.  In
 addition, the National Mediation Board, under the leadership and direct
 involvement of Board Member Maggie Jacobsen, provided invaluable assistance in
 helping the parties reach agreement."
     Details of the tentative agreement will be released later.
 
 SOURCE  Delta Air Lines