MIRAMAR — Spirit has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA), providing the airlines more than 2,200 Flight Attendants with a five-year contract.

According to the new terms of the agreement, new wage increases, healthcare and other benefits have been included.

“I am thrilled that we were able to reach an agreement with the AFA, providing our Flight Attendants the pay increases they deserve while keeping our airline in a strong financial position,” said John Bendoraitis, Spirit’s Chief Operations Officer.  “From the beginning we were committed to showing how much we value the contributions of our great flight attendants and ensuring the future of our airline.  This agreement achieves this goal.”

The AFA Negotiating Committee will be sharing complete details of the new agreement with Spirit’s Flight Attendant Leadership, and once approved, it will be put before all Flight Attendants for a ratification vote.

“I want to thank the members of the AFA negotiating committee for representing their members and understanding the importance of sustaining the airline, and the National Mediation Board for their diligence throughout the negotiations,” added Bendoraitis. “We look forward to approval and ratification of the contract in the coming weeks.”