The Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) Regains Certification as Exclusive Bargaining Representative for Pilots at Frontier Airlines
Denver, CO, June 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) has regained certification as the exclusive bargaining representative for the pilots at Frontier Airlines.
Nearly 90% of Frontier pilots participated in the election with 87% of voters casting ballots in favor of FAPA. The National Mediation Board (NMB) then officially certified FAPA, ending a contentious 3 year struggle to reestablish representation of Frontier pilots under an organization of their choosing.
FAPA previously served as the representative body for Frontier pilots prior to 2011, at which time the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) assumed rights as bargaining representative for all pilots employed under Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) following an NMB representation election triggered by Republic’s 2009 acquisition of Frontier Airlines.
Although without bargaining rights, FAPA has continued to successfully pursue the professional interests of Frontier Pilots and fought to regain its status as exclusive bargaining representative to address their needs independently. Last December, Republic Airways Holdings and private equity firm Indigo Partners announced a deal in which Republic sold Denver-based Frontier Airlines to Indigo who plans to remake Frontier into an ultra- low-cost carrier.
These election results once again ensure representation of Frontier pilots by an organization of their choosing. The pilots of Frontier Airlines look forward to a productive and positive bargaining relationship with their new employer which will advance attainment of the goals of both parties.