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Envoy Air flight attendants agree to contract extension

Flight attendants David Meadows and Gina Knutson give a tour of the new Envoy Air Embraer 175 plane at DFW Airport in December.
Flight attendants David Meadows and Gina Knutson give a tour of the new Envoy Air Embraer 175 plane at DFW Airport in December. Star-Telegram

Envoy Air flight attendants approved a contract extension on Friday that includes annual pay increases.

The contract, which covers more than 1,200 flight attendants at the regional carrier owned by American Airlines, also improves pay for stand-by flight attendants and to per diem rates. The new contract lasts through 2020.

“Today, Envoy Flight Attendants made a collective decision that will carry us through the next four years,” said Robert Barrow, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA at Envoy Air. “We are dedicated to raising the standard in the regional industry for Flight Attendants.”

Envoy will also be hiring more than 400 flight attendants this year as the company begins to fly larger Embraer 175 aircraft. Envoy began flying the 76-seat aircraft this month under the American Eagle brand out of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

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