Hawaiian Airlines Appoints Brian Stewart Vice President – Accounting and Controller

HONOLULU – Dec. 11, 2008 - Hawaiian Airlines announced today the appointment of Brian Stewart as vice president – accounting and controller.

Stewart will be responsible for overseeing Hawaiian’s accounting and financial reporting activities. He joins Hawaiian after having previously served as executive vice president and controller at Bank of Hawaii.

“Brian brings to Hawaiian Airlines an impressive track record of leadership and integrity and will help us further improve the efficiency and discipline of our accounting activities,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s chief financial officer. “We’re excited to add an executive of his caliber to our team.”

Stewart had been with Bank of Hawaii since 2001. Prior to that he had served as vice president and controller for Pacific Century Bank and Frontier State Bank in California. He began his career in 1993 as a senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick in Los Angeles.

Stewart sits on the board of directors for Housing Solutions, Inc. in Honolulu and has served on the Financial Institutions Accounting Council, which provides industry input to regulatory and standard setting agencies that impact the operations of financial institutions.

A certified public accountant, Stewart graduated from California State University – Dominguez Hills in 1993, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

About Hawaiian Airlines

The nation’s top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 80th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 155 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.

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