HONOLULU – May 11, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of Andrew Watterson as its vice president of planning and revenue management. He began work on April 11.
Watterson is responsible for Hawaiian’s flight scheduling, route planning, revenue management, and ticket pricing. He reports to Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, and fills the position previously held by Avi Mannis, who was appointed to an expanded role as vice president of marketing in Hawaiian’s recent corporate realignment.
Taniguchi commented, “Andrew brings to Hawaiian the kind of in-depth, broad-based aviation planning experience and industry knowledge that will be essential to the continued success of our growth and expansion of services.”
Before joining Hawaiian, Watterson spent the past 12 years with the prestigious consulting firm Oliver Wyman in Dallas, serving as a partner in the aviation, aerospace, and defense practice. His aviation experience included working with several U.S. and European airlines to overhaul their pricing and yield management models, increase ancillary revenues, and improve revenue management. Prior to that, Watterson spent three years with Ernst & Young in their Atlanta and Paris offices serving clients in various industries as an operations management consultant. His background also includes four years of service in the U.S. Army as an intelligence analyst and operator while stationed in the Republic of Panama.
Watterson graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, earning a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in European business. He later attended Vanderbilt University where he earned a Masters in Business Administration in operations management and ranked in the top five percent of his class.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys byCondé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating
(AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 82nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights
between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.