United Airlines pilots have ratified a new four-year contract that their union says is worth more than $10 billion.
The union previously said the deal would see wages rise by up to 40% over four years.
The Airline Pilots Association said on Friday that 82% of pilots who took part in the vote were in favor of the agreement.
Garth Thompson, leader of the union’s United Group, called the contract an industry-leading one that “brings substantial benefits to our pilots.”
United is joining Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in finding new contract pilots, which will eliminate a source of friction with a key task force but significantly increase the carriers’ costs. Southwest Airlines pilots, represented by a separate union, are still in negotiations, as are flight attendants at several airlines.
The pilots union said United’s contract included unprecedented increases and improvements in work rules, sick leave, vacation and retirement benefits. United has about 16,000 pilots.
The contract will last until September 30, 2027.