The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association said it will be meeting with executives at the Dallas-based carrier on Wednesday to talk about bigger planes.
Southwest has said it is considering converting its current Boeing 737-700 aircraft orders to the larger 737-800s but needed an agreement with its pilots union to do so.
“One of the primary concerns for our pilots is job security and the issues associated with adding aircraft with increased capacity while the Company is actively retiring planes with less capacity,” said Capt. Carl Kuwitzky, SWAPA President. “We share the Company’s enthusiasm for the added revenue this aircraft can provide. However, we must address the aircraft’s effects on pilot productivity.”
Read the full release from SWAPA below.