HONOLULU, December 22, 2000 -- Representatives of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. and its pilots' union, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), jointly announced today that they have reached agreement on a new 42-month contract that will go into effect on January 1, 2001. Terms of the accord were ratified by ALPA's Master Executive Council (MEC) and therefore will not require a vote of the union's membership.
Paul J. Casey, Hawaiian Airlines president and chief executive officer, said, "This agreement recognizes the professionalism of our pilots, their value to this company and their past contributions to making Hawaiian a viable carrier. I want to thank the ALPA negotiating committee, their MEC and our company negotiators for achieving this important milestone in Hawaiian's future," Casey said.
The collective bargaining agreement between Hawaiian and its ALPA unit became amendable on February 28, 2000. Negotiations were initiated in December 1999.
Founded in Honolulu 71 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline, and the nation's 12th largest carrier. From its Honolulu hub, Hawaiian provides award-winning service on 165 jet flights daily among the islands of Hawaii. It also operates between Hawaii and five points on the U.S. mainland and two points in the South Pacific. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available on the airline's Web site at www.hawaiianair.com.