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Hawaiian Flight Attendants Ratify Two Year Contract Extension

Date: March 31, 2009

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), today ratified a two year contract extension. The extension provides for pay increases, access to profit sharing and maintains important work rules.

"In this very difficult economic environment, we are pleased that we were able to work with management and negotiate an agreement that honors the important work flight attendants perform," said Sharon Soper, AFA-CWA Hawaiian President. "We are once again pleased to have an industry leading contract for our industry leading flight attendants at Hawaiian Airlines."

The agreement ratified by over 84 percent. The new contract remains in place until March 31, 2011.

In late 2008, both AFA-CWA and Hawaiian management agreed to expedite negotiations in order to carefully navigate through the current economic environment. AFA-CWA provided the company with a framework of terms which would allow the negotiations process to be handled expeditiously.

The framework had to include certain incentives for Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants.

For over 60 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been serving as the voice for flight attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. More than 50,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines come together to form AFA-CWA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.

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