TWU 556 will directly communicate the specific details of the agreement and the voting schedule to its members.
Southwest Flight Attendants Vote
Adam Carlisle, Vice President of Labor Relations at Southwest Airlines, expressed,
“Southwest’s Flight Attendants play a vital role in upholding our commitments to Safety and Hospitality, ensuring our Customers have a secure journey and feel welcomed, cared for, and valued. I extend my gratitude to both negotiating committees and the guidance our National Mediation Board federal mediators provided throughout this process. We are all pleased that our Flight Attendants will soon have the opportunity to vote on this agreement.”
New Crew Base
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has strengthened its dedication to Music City by revealing plans to establish a Pilots and Flight Attendant Crew Base at Nashville International Airport (BNA) during the second quarter of 2024.
This move will mark the addition of the 12th Crew Base within the Southwest® system.
The new Nashville Crew Base is expected to accommodate around 150-250 Pilots initially, and this number is projected to expand to 500-600 Pilots.
Approximately 500-700 Flight Attendants will also be stationed at the new Crew location, all set to commence their assignments in 2024. The airline has outlined intentions for continuous growth in this new Crew Base.
“Hundreds of Southwest employees, both in the skies and on the ground, already view Middle Tennessee as their hometown. Our presence in Nashville remains a pivotal factor driving our success, future expansion, and the overall reliability of our network.”Andrew Watterson, Chief Operating Officer at Southwest Airlines.
He further stated, “Given our deep affection for Nashville and recognizing its crucial role within our network, it’s a logical decision to amplify our investments by establishing a Crew Base and reaffirming our commitment to Music City.”
Southwest Airlines® initiated its operations at BNA on March 18, 1986, offering eight daily nonstop flights to Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby). Since then, it has flourished, operating an increased number of flights and catering to a growing number of air passengers.
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