Flight attendants’ union backs Spirit-Frontier merger

Flight attendants’ union backs Spirit-Frontier merger

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A Frontier Airlines aircraft cabs past a Spirit Airlines airplane at Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday,Feb 7, 2022.

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The union that represents flight attendants at Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines on Tuesday backed the providers’ prepared merger, clearing a labor obstacle amongst the most significant employee groups at the airline companies.

The Association of Flight Attendants- CWA stated it reached a so-called merger shift contract with Frontier’s moms and dad that forbids flight attendant furloughs throughout the merger, in addition to ensuring other defenses.

“We support the necessary regulatory approvals that will improve competition, increase consumer options and experience, and maintain and grow good union jobs,” Sara Nelson, AFA’s president stated in a union statement.

The contract comes a day after JetBlue Airways released a hostile takeover quote forSpirit The discount rate airline company declined JetBlue’s $33 per share, all-cash quote previously this month. JetBlue on Monday made a tender deal of $30 a share and advised Spirit investors to vote versus the Frontier-Spirit tie-up at a June 10 conference.

JetBlue’s flight attendants are represented by the Transport WorkersUnion Its president, John Samuelsen, informed CNBC last month that TWU would look for to represent a combined JetBlue-Spirit flight attendant group if that offer happened.

Either airline company mix would undergo Justice Department approval.