Miramar-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Friday that it's reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year contract with its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).
The tentative contract is subject to ratification by the flight attendant membership, which is planned for first quarter 2014, Spirit said in a statement.
The new agreement, which was unanimously supported by the union’s leadership, was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. Both parties have been in negotiation talks since 2007.
“We are pleased that we reached a mutually favorable agreement that recognizes our flight attendants for the great job they do every day for the company and our customers, while also supporting Spirit’s continued growth,” Spirit Chief Operating Officer John Bendoraitis said. “We look forward to working closely with our AFA partners and flight attendants to become the airline of choice for our customers and employer of choice for our team members.”
Spirit is the No. 2 carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with 18.1 percent of passenger traffic this year through October, according to the latest airport data.