Allegheny Airlines Pilots Ratify Agreement

US Airways Express wholly owned carrier Allegheny Airlines announced today that members of its Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) union ratified an agreement on US Airways` restructuring plan and regional “Jets for Jobs” program by a 58 percent margin. The agreement covers Allegheny`s 375 pilots. 

“With this agreement, Allegheny Airlines will play an even greater role in the company`s restructuring plan. We are grateful to our pilots and their leadership for working so hard to finalize this agreement,” said Allegheny Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Keith D. Houk. 

Allegheny, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc., is based in Middletown, Pa., and operates 351 daily departures using a fleet of 46 Dash-8 aircraft, serving 39 destinations. The carrier has more than 2,000 employees. 

US Airways Express wholly owned carrier Piedmont Airlines today also ratified an agreement with its pilots union on the company`s restructuring. PSA, another US Airways wholly owned subsidiary, earlier had ratified its agreement allowing the operation of regional jet aircraft by the carrier`s pilots. 

Allegheny is one of four wholly owned US Airways Express carriers, which together with seven other affiliates, currently operate more than 2,200 US Airways Express flights daily, serving 162 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.