15 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Infected by Covid-19 After Attending Training

By Kurt Stolz on 8 July 2020
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Fifteen Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants who were attending recurrent training tested at the airline’s headquarters tested positive for the coronavirus

All flight attendants are required to requalified once a year on the aircraft they fly and to learn new and updated procedures. The training includes close interaction, said the airline’s CEO Peter Ingram.

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, “we have revised our training policies to reduce the risk of virus spread in these settings,” Ingram said in a memorandum to employees that was shared with Frequent Business Traveler. “We are also making sure that these valued members of our ‘ohana are receiving the proper medical care, and that we contact all who may have been in proximity.”

Ingram also said that the airline would require all personnel to don masks when walking around and visiting the airline’s offices.  Previously masks were only recommended.

Most of the flight attendants who were infected are based out of Honolulu and several are based in the continental 48 states.

Approximately 120 people have been required to self-isolate after being exposed to the employees who had become infected.

CORRECTION – July 9, 2020

The original version of this article stated that 19 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants had tested positive. After publication, the airline advised that the correct figure was 15.  The article has been corrected to reflect this change.

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