Release #: 23.02
February 10, 2023

Hawaiian Pilots Approve New Four-Year Contract

HONOLULU ­– Hawaiian Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, have approved a new four-year contract with pay raises that will average more than 32 percent over the duration of the agreement, including industry-leading rates for the carrier’s future Airbus A330F cargo fleet.

Hawaiian pilots voted in favor of the agreement by 65 percent, with 93 percent of eligible pilots casting ballots. The new contract will take effect on March 2, 2023.

“This new industry-standard agreement brings us into line with our peers and cements our status as one of the nation’s leading airlines,” said Capt. Larry Payne, chair of ALPA’s Hawaiian Master Executive Council (MEC). “I’d like to salute our negotiating team, who completed bargaining in under two years while also negotiating a complex freight agreement that is among the best in the industry. It’s an outstanding achievement.”

The agreement includes an immediate 16.6 percent pay increase on average for Hawaiian pilots. It adds a $10 million ratification bonus, raises company retirement contributions, creates a new $2,500 health reimbursement account, increases schedule flexibility, and improves pilot quality of life.

“With this agreement, we successfully accomplished the goals that our pilot group set forth for us to achieve,” said Payne. “With a tremendous period of growth ahead of us, we look forward to providing our customers with safe, reliable, professional service for years to come.”

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