PURCHASE, May 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200338181/composite AAWW -0.50% today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries Atlas Air, Inc. and Southern Air, Inc. have reached an agreement with International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Locals 2750 and 1224 for an interim pay increase for their pilots. The ten percent pay increase is effective as of May 1.
"We wanted to provide this interim increase to our pilots who are working so hard during this difficult time. Reaching this agreement with our IBT Locals underscores our deep appreciation of the efforts of our pilots," said John W. Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. "While we continue to manage through this current pandemic situation, we also remain focused on completing the joint collective bargaining agreement we have been pursuing in connection with the merger between Atlas Air and Southern Air."
The company and the IBT have been in merger negotiations for a joint contract for the more than 2,200 pilots that fly for Atlas Air and Southern Air.
About Atlas Air Worldwide:
Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world's largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers the broadest array of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.
Atlas Air Worldwide's press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company's home page, www.atlasairworldwide.com .
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