Comair Pilots OK Pay Freeze

 - January 31, 2007, 7:42 AM

Comair pilots have agreed to forego salary increases for the next 2.5 years in return for a promise by the airline to add 20 fifty-seat and 15 seventy-seat regional jets, contingent on similar concessions from mechanics and flight attendants. Sixty-one percent of the pilots voted to accept the agreement, which amends the rest of the current contract with the Air Line Pilots Association and extends it by a year into 2007. The pilots agreed to give up a 4.5-percent pay raise this year, provided Comair gets its first new jet by June 22.