HONOLULU – Jun. 21, 2006 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced that Janis Saito Bumgarner has been appointed as senior director – labor relations.
Bumgarner is responsible for maintaining relationships among Hawaiian's six labor groups and administering the contracts of its largest union group, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodges 141 and 142.
Joining Hawaiian is a coming home for Bumgarner, as she previously served with the airline for 21 years as a flight attendant and instructor, and as union chairperson for the Association of Flight Attendants. Since leaving Hawaiian in 1991, she has practiced law in California and in Taipei, Taiwan.
The depth of Bumgarner's career experience has provided her with a solid foundation in union contract administration from the perspective of both labor and management.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian was the nation's number one carrier for on-time service, fewest flight cancellations and best baggage service reliability in 2005, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer travel surveys conducted by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 77th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.