Horizon pilots ratify new contract

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Pilots at Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon Air have ratified a new six-year contract by a 44-percentage point margin.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters-represented pilots voted 77% for the contract, according to the airline. The union represents 610 pilots at the regional carrier.

"The fact that the extension was achieved three years before the contract became amendable demonstrates the effectiveness of our sincerely collaborative approach with our union-represented workgroups," says Glenn Johnson, president of Seattle-based Horizon.

The new contract becomes amendable on 14 December 2018.

Pilots began voting on the contract began in November.