Hawaiian reaches tentative agreement with flight attendant's union

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract aimed to balance increased compensation.

The agreement extends through 2016 and is subject to a ratification vote by the company's 1,280 flight attendants.

"Our excellent in-flight service is one of the hallmarks of our brand as the premier destination carrier to Hawaii," Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said. "This agreement, which spans nearly five years, recognizes the contributions of our flight attendants and provides cost stability as we add flights between our islands and outside of our state."

According to the airlines, voting on the tentative agreement is expected to take place over the next several weeks.

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