H.R. NO.



H.D. 1





opposing the closure of the united airlines pilot domicile and flight attendant domicile in honolulu, hawaii.



WHEREAS, United Airlines has proposed closing its Honolulu domicile for pilots and flight attendants; and

WHEREAS, although there are only 36 pilots (13 captains and 23 first officers) in the Honolulu domicile, these jobs represent about $8,000,000 in annual salaries, much of which is spent on the local economy; and

WHEREAS, although a comprehensive cost analysis for closing the domicile has not yet been completed, the Flight Operations Division of United Airlines has suggested that the Honolulu domicile may be costing the company about $1,500,000 a year that could be saved by moving jobs to other cities, possibly San Francisco or Los Angeles; and

WHEREAS, when the Asian economies improve, there will be significantly more jobs for United Airlines and the State of Hawaii, so long as the Honolulu domicile remains open; and

WHEREAS, the removal of these jobs from Hawaii would show a lack of commitment by United Airlines to their "little corner of the world"; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, that this body opposes the closure of United Airlines pilot domicile and flight attendant domicile in Honolulu, Hawaii; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines Corporation and Hawaii's Congressional Delegation.

Report Title:

Opposing closure of UAL Honolulu pilot's domicile.