January 29, 2006

World Air pilots reject contract offer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Air Holdings on Saturday said
pilots at its World Airways unit rejected the company's final
contract offer after a week of meetings with the help of the
National Mediation Board.

The move comes after two years of negotiations with the
pilots' union, and after talks continued past a cooling-off
period that expired at midnight Friday.

World Airways, which provides transportation for the U.S.
military, said it would continue to operate its military
schedule based on a contract provision that prevents
interruption of military service.