Spirit pilots ratify tentative agreement

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Spirit pilots have ratified a tentative agreement their union reached with management after a roughly five-day strike grounded the carrier last month.

Pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), began their strike on 12 June and returned to work on 18 June as the tentative pact was negotiated.

The new contract has a five-year term, and features substantial pay increases for the pilots, says Spirit.

Carrier chief Ben Baldanza says the Spirit is pleased to "have reached a stable and mutually beneficial agreement that will support continued growth for the company and provide improved pay and benefits for our valued pilots".