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Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

August 31, 2020 (Original Report); January 26, 2021 (Amended Report)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-31443 71-0879698
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
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3375 Koapaka Street, Suite G-350
Honolulu, HI 96819
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(808) 835-3700
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Explanatory Note

On September 1, 2020, Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”) filed a Form 8-K (the “Original Form 8-K”) disclosing, among other items, plans to implement a workforce reduction plan.

At the time of the filing of the Original Form 8-K, Holdings was unable in good faith to make a determination of an estimate or range of estimates required by paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of Item 2.05 of Form 8-K with respect to such workforce reduction actions. This Amendment No. 1 is being filed by Holdings to provide such information. Except as set forth herein, the remainder of the Original Form 8-K is unchanged.

Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

As previously disclosed, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (“Hawaiian”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings (together with Hawaiian, the “Company”), announced and implemented involuntary permanent separations and an extended voluntary leave program as part of a workforce reduction plan (the “Plan”). Under the Plan, the Company reduced its workforce by approximately 2,400 employees, or more than 32 percent of all employees, of which more than 2,100 reductions were voluntary. Costs under the Plan consisted primarily of employee severance and furlough pay, retirement healthcare benefits and curtailment losses related to the Company’s post-retirement and disability plans. The Company recorded $23.4 million of costs under the Plan, all of which occurred during the year ended December 31, 2020. The Company does not expect to incur any additional costs related to the Plan.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect the Company’s current plans and expectations. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, future events, the Company’s future financial or operating performance or the Company’s business plans and financing, including with respect to the estimated future costs related to its workforce reductions. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are also intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which may cause outcomes to be materially different from any expected outcomes, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: the Company’s future financial and operating performance, including the continuing and developing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and on the demand for air travel generally; the Company’s efforts to reduce operating expenses and adjust cash flows in light of the ongoing economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; the Company’s expected costs related to restructuring and related charges, including the timing of such charges; and other macroeconomic, political and regulatory developments.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions described above also include the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed from time to time in the Company’s other public filings and public announcements, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: January 26, 2021  
  By: /s/ Shannon L. Okinaka
    Name: Shannon L. Okinaka
    Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer