JetBlue with its pilots – represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) – has ratified a four-year contract.
Of the 98 per cent of pilots who voted, 74 per cent cast ballots voted in favour of the agreement.
The contractual terms, including market competitive pay rates, per diems and 401(k) provisions, will be effective 1 August, 2018. Negotiations began in 2015 and have been guided by the National Mediation Board (NMB) since 2017.
“I appreciate the hard work and dedication of both the ALPA and JetBlue negotiating teams in coming to an agreement that is fair for our pilots and that allows JetBlue to continue to grow, compete and succeed,” said JetBlue president and chief operating officer, Joanna Geraghty.
“Thank you to our entire pilot group for their commitment to safety and for delivering the JetBlue experience to our customers throughout the negotiation process and every day.”