July 18 2019 News

Amazon threatens to cut its business with a cargo airline that delivers its packages if it can’t reach a deal with frustrated pilots | Business Insider

Since 2016, pilots who operate cargo flights for three companies on behalf of Amazon Air have been without a contract.

Now, in the face of more protests at the e-commerce giant’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, the company has threatened to take its business elsewhere if a new agreement cannot be reached.

The pilots, represented by the Airline Professionals Association, say the cargo airlines Atlas Air, Southern Air, and Air Transport Service Group — which are the three airlines that perform many of Amazon Air’s daily operations — have dragged their feet on negotiating a new contract. As a result, the pilots say, staffing is being stretched thin and talented recruits are opting to fly for competitors instead.

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