TEMPE, Ariz., Jun 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Flight dispatchers at US Airways (NYSE: LCC), represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), have voted to ratify the new four-year collective bargaining agreement previously announced on June 15. The new agreement is the second contract ratified by the airline's 164 TWU-represented dispatchers since the US Airways-America West Airlines merger in 2005. The new contract will extend through June 2015.
"We are extremely pleased to continue our successful partnership with the TWU and the professional dispatch team they represent. This new contract recognizes their important contributions to US Airways and helps ensure US Airways remains well-positioned for long-term success in an intensely competitive industry," said US Airways' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker.
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US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,300 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010. For the sixth year in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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