February 24, 2016 12:28 am
Updated: February 24, 2016 5:15 pm

Tentative agreement reached between Air Transat, pilots

Air Transat flight approaching Trudeau International airport in Montreal, Que., July 22, 2014.

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MONTREAL – A tentative contract agreement has been reached between Air Transat and its more than 500 pilots.

The airline and the Air Line Pilots Association say the new five-year contract includes “significant improvements.”

A union official says the agreement brings pilot wages “into line with their peers,” although no details will be released pending a ratification vote expected to begin next month.

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The pilots’ last contract expired on April 30, 2015 and the tentative contract follows more than a year of negotiations and federal conciliation.

If ratified, the new deal will run from May 1, 2015 until April 30, 2020.

Air Transat is part of Montreal-based Transat A.T., which operates an integrated travel business that includes flights and vacation packages in North America, Europe and other areas.

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