It’s Official! Frontier Pilots Merge with ALPA


ALPA’s ranks continue to grow stronger by the day. This week, this union’s national leaders ratified a merger with the Frontier Airlines Pilots Association. In a sweeping endorsement of the value of ALPA membership, 93 percent of Frontier pilots cast votes in favor of merging with ALPA, with 93 percent of eligible pilots voting. Beginning on June 1, Frontier Airlines’ more than 1,000 pilots will be represented by our union.

The Frontier pilots’ vote marks a definite and developing trend—this landslide outcome is the third time in as many years that pilots flying for a major U.S. airline have certified ALPA as their new bargaining representative. In 2014, pilots at JetBlue Airways joined the union. The pilots at Virgin America voted to become ALPA members in 2015.

Few events bear witness to ALPA’s commitment to democracy like the voting process. Whether it’s for union representation, pilot group leaders, or a safety or security policy, the members of each of our now 31 pilot groups elect their leaders and determine their pilot group’s course in every area.

Democratic principles, underpinned by exceptional teamwork with our professional staff, characterize ALPA’s every effort. Because of it, our union is able to extract new information, forge new strategies, enhance the piloting profession for the future, and advance the safety and security of flying for passengers and air cargo shippers.

It’s official: there’s no union like ALPA.

FAPA-ALPA Merger Signing

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