CINCINNATI (AP) – The union representing the 970 flight attendants for Comair, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., said Friday the two sides have reached a tentative agreement on concessions.

The tentative deal comes four days after Comair announced that it would impose wage cuts and changes in work rules for the regional airline’s flight attendants beginning Nov. 15. Comair has said that it must have the concessions to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

A federal bankruptcy judge in July gave Comair permission to throw out its contract with the flight attendants. The flight attendants had threatened to go on strike if Comair imposed concessions.

Comair, based in Erlanger, Ky., near Cincinnati, has said it needed $7.9 million a year in concessions from the flight attendants as part of a package of cuts from the flight attendants, pilots and mechanics. Comair, is trying to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filed last year.


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