Strike authorized at Turtle Bay Resort
KAHUKU, Oahu - Union workers at a North Shore resort have voted to authorize a strike.
More than 300 Local 5 members voted Thursday to allow the union to call for a strike at Turtle Bay Resort.
The union said it has been working without a contract for more than two years while the resort owner moves forward with expansion plans.
Resort officials say they're disappointed by the vote and are doing everything possible to provide an attractive and competitive benefits package. Bargaining resumes Monday.
Hawaiian finishes route application
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines says it's completed its application to the federal government to fly nonstop from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Kona International Airport on the Big Island.
The airline said Thursday that its application included 175 letters of support from businesses and individuals in Hawaii.
CEO Mark Dunkerley said that the daily route would bring an additional $74 million into the state and U.S. economies every year. He said it would support 1,400 jobs, mostly on the Big Island.
Japan Airlines flew nonstop from Tokyo to Kona but ended the route two years ago.
Hawaiian is competing against three other airlines. Delta Air Lines wants to fly from Tokyo to Seattle, American Airlines Tokyo to Los Angeles, and United Airlines Tokyo to San Francisco.
Wyndham buys Shell Vacations
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Wyndham Vacation Ownership has purchased privately held Shell Vacations LLC and its subsidiaries for about $102 million in cash.
The company said Friday that the transaction also includes $153 million of debt.
The acquisition gives Wyndham Vacation property management operations at 19 Shell resort locations in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, Texas, New Hampshire and Canada.