Air Line Pilots Association, International
Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council

2800 S. 192nd St. Suite 106 Seattle, WA 98188

Release #09.ALA3
March 7, 2009

Alaska Airlines Pilots Reach an Agreement in Concept on a New Contract

SEATTLEóThe pilots of Alaska Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intíl (ALPA), have reached an Agreement in Concept with Alaska Airlines management on a new, four-year contract.

Details of the agreement are being withheld until the full language is reached and the Unionís leadership votes to approve it as a tentative agreement. A tentative agreement must be approved by a majority vote of the pilot group before it can become the new pilotsí contract.

Alaska Airlines pilots have been working to negotiate a new contract since January 2007. The pilots would like to thank the National Mediation Board and its mediation staff for its assistance in allowing this agreement to be reached.

ALPA represents 52,250 pilots at 35 airlines in the U.S. and Canada, among them the 1,500 pilots of Alaska Airlines, including 60 currently on furlough. Visit the Alaska MEC Web site at

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ALPA Contacts: Jenn Farrell or David Campbell, 206-241-3138
After Hours: Jenn Farrell, 303-522-6399