Hawaiian Airlines’ pilots have ratified a tentative agreement reached earlier this month between the company and the Air Line Pilots Association on new contract terms covering the operation of long-range, single-aisle aircraft the company plans to acquire to complement its current fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft serving Hawaii from the West Coast.
The company is in talks with the Association of Flight Attendants about a similar agreement. Hawaiian announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 7 with airframe manufacturer Airbus to acquire 16 new A321neo aircraft between 2017 and 2020, with rights to purchase an additional nine aircraft.
More jobs at Hawaiian means more jobs for local people. The ratification was a great thing for both Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaii.