- This is announced by the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA). Southwest Airlines Company LUV have pilots voted to authorize a strike.
- The strike permit vote ended with a 98% turnout and 99% of the pilots voted in favor of the permit.
- In response, Southwest noted that because the company is staffed and prepared to welcome travelers for their summer travel plans, the vote outcome would not impact planned operations.
- Adam Carlisle, Southwest Airlines vice president of industrial relations, stated, “This expected approval vote outcome does not alter our commitment to the negotiation process and we look forward to continuing discussions with SWAPA around the negotiating table.”
- At the beginning of the month American Airlines Group Inc‘S EEL pilots voted to authorize a strike ahead of the busy summer travel season.
- Also read: Southwest Airlines shares slide, missing Q1 estimates on holiday flight disruptions
- “Lack of leadership and unwillingness to address the failures of our organization has brought us to this point. Our pilots are tired of apologizing to our passengers on behalf of a company that refuses to prioritize its internal and external customers,” commented SWAPA President Casey Murray.
- Price promotion: LUV shares are trading up 0.93% at $29.24 and AAL up 0.50% at $14.14 on Friday premarket.
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