An arbitrator’s binding interim order has paved the way for Calgary-based WestJet’s ultra-LCC Swoop to launch later this month with pilots recruited from outside the company, but the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) will become the pilots’ representative by September. The binding interim agreement has positives for both sides. WestJet will see its pilots flying for its ULCC offshoot as well as its mainline and regional brands under presumed labor peace, while ALPA will ...

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