Hawaiian Airlines Announces New Australian Commercial Team

Hawaiian Airlines has announced its new Australian Commercial Team following a restructuring of its local operation to an in-house business model.

“We have scaled up our commercial resources in line with Hawaiian Airlines’ expanded operating presence and future plans in Australia,” said Gai Tyrrell, Regional Director Australia and New Zealand.

“Hawaiian now operates daily services from Sydney to Honolulu and services four times weekly from Brisbane and the time is right to take direct control of our market place presence and business development aims,” she said.

“We are delighted to welcome our new team members who collectively bring a wealth of industry knowledge and high caliber experience to our business in Australia,” she added.

The airline has announced the following appointments to its newly created Australian Commercial Team:

Kim Chapman
Director of Sales Australia (SYD)

Keiryn Osborne
Distribution Manager Australia & New Zealand (SYD)

Karen Macmillan
Partnerships & Promotions Manager Australia & New Zealand (SYD)

Andrew Best
National Account Manager (SYD)

Jennifer Edmunds
National Account Manager (BNE)

Joyce Weir 
Business Development Manager (SYD)

Gillian Hayward
Business Development Manager (SYD)

Janis McDonald
Business Development Manager (BNE)

Effective 1 February 2016, Hawaiian Australian Reservations and Administration Office has also relocated to Level 1/123 Clarence Street, Sydney. Hawaiian Airlines has also recently announced it will progressively introduce new luxury lie flat seats in its A330 aircraft premium cabins, commencing in the second quarter of 2016.  

The premier global carrier for leisure travel to Hawai’i conducted a thorough review of guest feedback and intensive research to develop a best-in-class product for its long haul aircraft. The 180-degree seats will use an innovative seat platform to fold into 76-inch beds, maximizing living space for travellers while providing options for both privacy and a shared flight experience.

The seats will also feature an advanced in-flight entertainment experience powered by the next generation of large-format tablets and equipped with a telescoping tablet arm that adjusts to optimise viewing angle and comfort. 

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 87th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

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