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Comair Pilots End 3-Month Strike

June 22, 2001

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) _ Comair’s pilots voted Friday to accept a contract proposal, ending a 3-month strike that crippled the regional airline, a pilots’ union official said. A tentative agreement was reached last week with help from federal mediators.

The pilots approved the contract agreement by a vote of 733 to 408.

The deal gives them a company-paid retirement plan and the best pay the regional airline industry.

Pilots had complained they are required to be on duty as long as 370 hours a month in order to log 84 to 92 hours in the air.

Comair and its chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association reached the tentative contact agreement June 14 after three days of talks with federal mediators. The airline also flies under the name of Delta Express and is owned by Delta Air Lines.

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