June 03, 2023
Lynx Air Pilots Become ALPA’s 41st Pilot Group
ALPA formally welcomed Lynx Air as the Association’s 41st pilot group on June 3. The pilots filed cards with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) on May 4, and the CIRB officially certified the results of the filing, granting representation rights to ALPA.
“We are thrilled to have the pilots of Lynx Air join our union,” said Capt. Jason Ambrosi, ALPA president. “We all speak stronger with one voice, and the Lynx Air pilots know that we are all stronger together. We look forward to supporting their pilots as they work toward their first collective bargaining agreement.”
Lynx Air is an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alb., with destinations in Canada and the United States. The carrier began operations in April 2022 after being rebranded from Enerjet.
“As a fairly new endeavor, now is the perfect time for Lynx Air pilots to join ALPA,” said ALPA Canada president Capt. Tim Perry. “As their airline grows and plans for the future, ALPA and the Lynx Air pilots stand ready to support those plans. The first step, of course, is a collective bargaining agreement that recognizes the pilots’ important role in growing the company successfully and makes Lynx Air a destination for pilots as well as passengers.”
Lynx Air employs roughly 80 pilots flying the Boeing 737 MAX 8, with seven in the current fleet and more on order.