ATI Flight Attendants Join the Flight Attendant Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2016) – Air Transport International (ATI) Flight Attendants voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by a two-third margin. In a union representation election that concluded today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that out of 36 votes cast, 24 elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative.

“We are so proud that ATI Flight Attendants have chosen to join with AFA Flight Attendants around the world. We extend a warm welcome to our union’s newest members who join AFA’s 70-year-long tradition of Flight Attendants working together to raise the bar for our entire profession,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio, ATI operates a global charter airline specializing in freight forwarding, government and military contracts, and high value animal transportation.

“ATI Flight Attendants will now use the support and resources of AFA to negotiate a first contract with protections they deserve,” added Nelson.


The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 70 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at

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