A Frontier Airlines airplane passes a Spirit Airlines aircraft at Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday, February 7, 2022.
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The union representing flight attendants a Spirit Airlines Other Frontier Airlines on Tuesday he supported the planned merger of carriers, removing an obstacle to work among the largest groups of airline workers.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said it has reached a so-called “merger transition agreement” with Frontier’s parent banning the permits of flight attendants during the merger, as well as granting other safeguards.
“We support the necessary regulatory approvals that will improve competition, increase consumer options and experience, and maintain and grow good union jobs,” said Sara Nelson, president of the AFA in a union announcement.
The deal comes the next day JetBlue Airways launched at Hostile takeover bid for Spirit. Spirit Airlines turned down JetBlue’s $ 33-per-share, all-cash offer earlier this month. JetBlue made a public offering of $ 30 per share on Monday and urged Spirit shareholders to vote against the Frontier-Spirit bond at a June 10 meeting.
JetBlue’s flight attendants are represented by the Transport Workers Union. Its chairman, John Samuelsen, told CNBC last month that TWU would seek to represent a combined group of JetBlue-Spirit flight attendants if the deal happened.
Both airline combinations would be subject to Department of Justice approval.