Release #05.HAL5
April 28, 2005

Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement With Management 

Agreement Now Goes to Membership for Ratification

HONOLULU, HAWAI'I -- Hawaiian Airlines pilots and management reached a proposed tentative agreement for a new contract, it was announced today by Master Executive Committee Chairman Captain Kirk McBride of the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA). The tentative agreement now goes to ALPA's members for ratification.

"Like all airline employees, our pilots have worked and sacrificed a great deal to get to where they are today. We believe this new pact answers many of the questions our members had with the previous tentative agreement," said McBride. "We believe they will be pleased with this new agreement," he added.

The ratification voting is expected to conclude on Tuesday, May 10.

Headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines is the nation's 12th-largest carrier, with 135 daily flights flown by 300 pilots who operate a fleet of B-717 and B-767 aircraft.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world's oldest and largest pilot union and represents 64,000 airline pilots at 41 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at

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Capt. Kirk McBride, (808) 836-2572

Tammy Sumida, Joan Bennet and Associates, Inc. (808) 228-2996