Island Air reaches agreements with unions

HONOLULU — Responding to increased demand for interisland flights this summer, Island Air has added flights to Kahului and Kona. The airline has added three roundtrip flights between Honolulu and Kahului on Fridays and Sundays, and one roundtrip flight between Honolulu and Kona on Fridays and Sundays. The seasonal flights will be in operation through the end of the Labor Day weekend on Sept. 4.

“We are happy to accommodate our customers’ requests for additional flights to Kahului and Kona during the busy summer travel season, particularly on Fridays and Sundays, which are peak travel days for weekend getaways,” said David Uchiyama, president and chief executive officer of Island Air. “We hope these additional flights will provide more convenient options for residents and visitors to Island hop this summer.”

Island Air ALSO announced it has extended agreements with three unions that represent its pilots, dispatchers, mechanics, flight attendants, customer service and ramp agents, and other employees.

“We are extremely pleased that we have reached agreements to extend contracts with the three unions that represent the majority of Island Air’s employees,” said David Uchiyama, president and chief executive officer of Island Air.

Island Air reached a letter of agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association, International, which represents Island Air’s 42 pilots.

Island Air also reached an agreement on an extended contract with the Transport Workers Union, Local 540, which represents the airline’s five flight dispatchers.

The third agreement is an LOA with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 996, which provides collective bargaining for 216 Island Air employees, including aircraft mechanics and inspectors, aircraft cleaners, ground service equipment mechanics, fuelers, flight attendants, stock clerks, and customer and ramp service agents.

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