Air Canada, pilots association reach tentative deal
March 21, 2011, Montreal - Air Canada announced Friday that it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Air Canada Pilots Association.
The agreement is subject to ratification by the Association and covers approximately 3,000 pilots. The tentative agreement, achieved before the expiry of the current collective agreement with the Association, is the first reached in Air Canada's 2011 contract negotiations with unions representing about 22,400 employees based in Canada. Details of the agreement will not be released pending ratification by the Association and approval by the Air Canada board of directors.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international full-service airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo from 60 communities large and small across Canada to more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 32 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,172 airports in 181 countries. Air Canada customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future rewards through Canada's leading loyalty program, and Top Tier members enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits including lounge and priority services.