Hawaiian Airlines Inc. says that, following an annual training of flight attendants, 13 of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, the company said.
The training, involving about 60 employees, included close interaction and that masks were optional.
All employees involved in the classes have self-isolated in accordance with protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the state Department of Health, the air carrier said.
The Association of Flight Attendants, the union representing Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants, said the yearly training mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration was delayed because of the pandemic, but classes resumed last month with new safety measures in place.
Following the outbreak, the union wants Hawaiian Airlines to reevaluate those measures and has asked the federal government to outline safety measures to be required for all US airlines.