Why a New Contract?

Among U.S. airlines reporting 2016 earnings, Spirit Airlines led the pack with a nearly 20 percent profit margin. These profits are tangible proof of the critical role that Spirit pilots and their fellow Spirit employees played in the success of the airline and the need for it to be recognized by Spirit management.

Contract negotiations at Spirit have now been going on for well over two years—the past eight months of which have been with the assistance of the federal government’s National Mediation Board. With our union supporting us, we are confident that we will maintain the provisions our pilots care most about in our current contract while reaching our goal of industry-standard compensation.