Hawaiian Airlines and union leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association have put the finishing touches on a 63-month tentative contract following two years of negotations.
The company said Friday night the contract amendment covers 665 pilots and that a ratification vote by the pilots will be held from March 6-24. If ratified, the amendment becomes effective April 1 and remains in effect until July 1, 2022. The previous contract had ended on Sept. 15, 2015.
Earlier in the week, ALPA said an agreement had been reached “in principle” but that the two sides were finalizing language in the contract.
“I am pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement that offers our pilots a significant increase in compensation,” said Jon Snook, Hawaiian’s chief operating officer and the company’s lead negotiator.
The company didn’t disclose any contract details, but earlier in the week an internal memo that ALPA sent to its pilots indicated that its most experienced captains flying Hawaiian’s largest jets would see their pay jump 40 percent to $290 an hour, up from the $207 an hour they currently are paid.