WestJet, Pilots Association avoid strike, reach last-minute deal

The WestJet Group and Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) have come to a tentative agreement early Friday morning.

ALPA is the union representing pilots for WestJet and Swoop pilots.

Both parties will now wait for the ratification vote to be put forward to membership.

“The WestJet Group is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement that is industry-leading within Canada and recognizes the important contributions of our valued pilots by providing meaningful improvements to job security and scope, working conditions, and wages,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer.

“We appreciate we were able to arrive at a deal, however, recognize the impact on our guests and we sincerely appreciate their patience during this time. We are pleased to now return our focus to providing friendly, reliable, and affordable air service to Canadians for years to come.”

WestJet states they’re ramping up its operations as quickly and efficiently as possible, however, full resumption of operations will take time.

The airline reminds guests to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

More from 100.5 Cruz FM