Swoop, the standalone ultra-LCC subsidiary of Canada’s WestJet, has adequate pilot staffing to launch operations as scheduled in June even if WestJet and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) fail to reach an agreement on a labor contract covering WestJet’s pilots, WestJet CEO Ed Sims said. Two dozen pilots, described by Sims as mostly expatriate Canadians who have been flying for Middle East and Asian airlines, are going through training to operate Swoop’s Boeing ...

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