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A WestJet 737 at LAX. The airline operates over 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

WestJet and Swoop Pilots Agree to Unionization

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet has come to an agreement with pilots for its subsidiary Swoop to allow them to unionize. The agreement has come as the end of a months-long saga between WestJet and its pilots. A first contract between the pilots and the airline is expected to be completed by June. An agreement was reached on Friday night, preventing possible strike action by the pilots. The agreement will see Swoop pilots having the same contract as WestJet pilots. However,…

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Cabin Crew Reach Key Step…

Just over a month after Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began flying under a single operating certificate, the Association of Flight Attendants declared that it had reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines. The tentative merger agreement represents 5,400 flight attendants working for the newly merged Seattle-based carrier under a labor…