* * Norse Atlantic Airways Set To Hire 700 US Flight Attendants * *

Norse Atlantic Airways Set To Hire 700 US Flight Attendants

Transatlantic startup carrier Norse Atlantic Airways and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) have agreed to a pre-hire agreement for US-based flight attendants. The move, which is certain to help alleviate some concerns the US government has over the airline, puts the startup on track to hire at least 700 flight attendants based in the United States.

Boeing 787
Norse Atlantic, which aims to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners from the US to Europe, has reached an agreement with a US flight attendant union. Photo: Getty Images

Norse Atlantic and CWA announce crew agreement

The two parties have been negotiating a pre-hire agreement for flight attendants. The agreement is set up to create a minimum of 700 flight attendant jobs in the US. The agreement also sets the groundwork for flight attendants to be represented under the AFA.

Norse Atlantic CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen stated the following on the agreement:

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Transatlantic startup carrier Norse Atlantic Airways and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) have agreed to a pre-hire agreement for US-based flight attendants. The move, which is certain to help alleviate some concerns the US government has over the airline, puts the startup on track to hire at least 700 flight attendants based in the United States.

Boeing 787
Norse Atlantic, which aims to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners from the US to Europe, has reached an agreement with a US flight attendant union. Photo: Getty Images

Norse Atlantic and CWA announce crew agreement

The two parties have been negotiating a pre-hire agreement for flight attendants. The agreement is set up to create a minimum of 700 flight attendant jobs in the US. The agreement also sets the groundwork for flight attendants to be represented under the AFA.

Norse Atlantic CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen stated the following on the agreement:

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“We are thrilled to reach this agreement with AFA and proud to make clear from the start that our airline puts people first. Travelers will gain a low-cost, long-haul option, but tickets will never be subsidized by our employees. We strongly believe building an airline with respect for the people who work for Norse is the best way to ensure success. AFA has been an outspoken advocate for Flight Attendants and our airline will also benefit from working with this great union. This agreement for Flight Attendant jobs gives us even more urgency to lock in all of the regulatory approvals to start operations as soon as possible.”

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The deal will open up opportunities for at least 700 flight attendant positions in the US. Photo: Getty Images

The agreement will need ratification and certification of the union after the positions have been filled. According to the AFA, the contract includes “industry-leading starting pay and job protections, healthcare, and a 401k among other key benefits.”

Norwegian selling two 787s to Neos Air

Norse Atlantic has drawn comparisons to Norwegian, which has ceased its long-haul routes.

While details on pilots have yet to come out, Norse Atlantic previously has stated it expects to recruit some flight crew in the Americas. It has also shown it is not trying to limit its employees from joining a union.

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Published by technofiend1

Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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