HONOLULU – Mar. 31, 2009 - Hawaiian Airlines’ flight attendants have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new two-year contract reached tentatively between the company and leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) last month.

The new contract increases compensation for Hawaiian’s 1,031 flight attendants and also provides for operational improvements that will increase efficiency for the company.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, commented, “Our ability to reach this progressive new agreement collaboratively and in a relatively short span of time says a lot about the level of engagement of our flight attendants and the AFA leadership. Together, we found a way to both increase compensation for employees during a challenging time in our industry and at the same time help improve the performance of our company going forward.”


About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past five years (2004-2008) and has also been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 80th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more than 160 daily jet flights within the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.