Canadian pilots union reaches tentative agreement


MONTREAL, Canada – After more than a year of direct negotiations and federal conciliation, Air Transat A.T. and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA) announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new 5-year contract.

Air Transat, a Canadian airline based in Montreal, Quebec, operates scheduled and charter flights to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers, and the company employs approximately 2,000 people.

Contract details are being withheld until the union can explain the agreement to all of Air Transat’s pilots. Ratification voting is expected to begin next month. If ratified, the contract will be in effect from May 1, 2015 until April 30, 2020. The current collective agreement expires on April 30, 2015.