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News Release

Release #01.74
July 24, 2001

Ryan International ALPA Pilots Ratify First Contract

Washington, DC – The 550 pilots of Ryan International Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International, have ratified the tentative agreement reached between ALPA and management last month. Of the pilots eligible to participate in the telephone balloting process, 67% voted in favor of the four-year deal.

Ryan International pilots began negotiating their first pilot contract two years ago. Last month, the airline’s management brought the now ratified proposal to the ALPA negotiating committee asking for an expedited membership vote to help the airline secure future customer contracts and renew existing ones.

More details will be forthcoming once the two parties have formally signed the new contract.

Ryan International Airlines pilots fly passenger charters for vacation packages and sports teams as well as cargo flights, including the current U.S. Postal Service Express and Priority mail contract to more than 30 destinations daily.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, ALPA is the world’s oldest and largest pilots union, representing 66,000 members at 47 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA Website at cf.alpa.org.


ALPA Contact: Stacy Platone 703.481.4440