Mechanics Union Approves New Four-Year Contract With Hawaiian Airlines

HONOLULU, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Hawaiian Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 142 announced today that union members have approved the new four-year contract negotiated last month between the company and union leadership.


The new contract means increased compensation for 600 of Hawaiian's employees working as aircraft inspectors, mechanics, line service, cleaners, and contract service personnel, with the terms also resulting in operational improvements for the company.

Hawaiian has now secured new contracts with all of its unionized labor groups, having previously reached agreements with its pilots, flight attendants, clerical workers, and dispatchers.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian is the nation's highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 81st year of continuous service for 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 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

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

SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines