HONOLULU, August 3, 2000 -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA) announced today that the company has filed an application with the National Mediation Board for mediation assistance to help expedite contract negotiations with the company's pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
Hawaiian has been in talks with ALPA since December 1999. The pilots' contract with the company became amendable on February 28, 2000.
Hawaiian Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Casey said, "While we have made some progress in addressing the issues before us, it is clear that some issues are more difficult. We hope that mediation will help us reach a fair and prompt agreement."
Now in its 71st year of service, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline. The nation's 12th largest carrier, it operates an all-jet fleet of 15 narrowbody DC-9 and 14 widebody DC-10 aircraft. Hawaiian provides more than 160 flights daily among the islands of Hawaii and 14 flights a day between Hawaii and five gateways in the western U.S. Its South Pacific service links Honolulu with American Samoa and with Tahiti twice weekly. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available on the airline's Web site.