Executives with Spirit Airlines, the nation’s largest privately-held airline, said today’s vote by its flight attendants to unionize won’t stand in the way of the company’s ‘family’ philosophy.
“Our employees have elected representation from the Association of Flight Attendants and we will work with them on an agreement,” said Mark Kahan, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Spirit Airlines. “Our ultimate goal is to keep all of our employees and customers satisfied.”
“We’ve pledged to offer our customers friendly service at low fares to leisure destinations and we see no reason why this won’t continue,” Kahan said.
Spirit Airlines employs nearly 400 flight attendants and is currently in the process of training an additional 120 at its Miramar, Fla. headquarters, who will be assigned to one of four Spirit flight attendant bases.