America West’s bang-up year finishes on a high note as their pilots have ratified a new contract. Just two weeks ago, the same pilots narrowly turned down a similar contract offer.
Other airline news to look for in the new year:
Northwest’s pilots, in the meantime, suggest that they may be willing to accept some concessions in exchange for stock. Union leaders call this arrangement an “investment agreement” not a concession.
US Airways is close to an agreement with Pittsburgh Airport to keep operations going there beyond January 5th. Passengers will be relieved to hear that they can look forward to mind-blowingly high fares continuing throughout 2004.