Hints of (maybe, eventually) a new fleet type at Southwest - A220-300 / A220-500?
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August 7, 2019 - by Seth Miller for wandr.me
In a recent messaging to its members the union outlined a number of key points in the current proposals being negotiated. A 3% annual raise over three years, or a $2,000 signing bonus plus 2.5% raise was a key item. Buried lower down on the page, however, is mention of the "Ability to fly more narrow-body aircraft Types."
Adding a new type to the fleet is a constant topic of conversation swirling around the carrier. A trip to Europe by a group of executives to learn more about the A220 earlier this year was described as "unfortunate timing," coming on the heels of the 737 MAX grounding.
That grounding has hamstrung the company's growth plans for 2019 and will have residual impact into 2020. But is it really something that will happen soon?
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