United Airlines` (NYSE: UAL) chairman, president and chief executive officer Glenn Tilton today issued the following statement on news that United`s 20,000 flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants have voted to accept labor cost savings as a part of the company`s overall financial recovery plan:
“The participation of our flight attendants represents a significant part of our financial recovery program, and they deserve commendation for voting in favor of proposed wage reductions to help transform our airline. We have identified a clear business plan that will put our company back on stable financial ground and lay the foundation for future success, and this is something that can`t be done without the cooperation of all of our employee groups. Together, we`ve made great strides in a relatively short amount of time. As we move forward in our recovery efforts, United`s employees not only continue to deliver an outstanding product to our customers, but have shown an overwhelming dedication to this company.”
United operates nearly 1,800 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United may be found at the company`s website at www.united.com.