HONOLULU, February 12, 2004 -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today that Charles Nardello has joined the company as vice president of maintenance and engineering. He started work February 2.

Nardello brings 28 years of diversified aviation experience to Hawaiian, having acquired an extensive management background in maintenance and technical operations. He also has experience in supervising flight operations, logistics, and purchasing.

Most recently Nardello served as vice president of technical operations for World Airways. Before that he was at US Airways for 23 years, progressively earning management positions with increasingly greater responsibilities, including assignments as both vice president of aircraft maintenance and vice president of technical services.

In addition, Nardello is a 22-year U.S. Air Force veteran. He was an active duty member for six years from 1974-1980, before serving for 16 years in the active reserves with the U.S. Air Force Pennsylvania Air National Guard until his retirement in 1996.

His military record is highlighted by service in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Nardello graduated with honors in 1974 from the University of Connecticut, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He later earned a Masters of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1978.

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Business travelers recently surveyed byCondé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines as having the best in-flight service and meals of any U.S. carrier. Hawaiian was recently ranked fourth best in the nation overall by Travel + Leisure.

Celebrating its 75th year of continuous service, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways
than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to American Samoa and Tahiti.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee on May 16, 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no involvement in the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline.

Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available at www.HawaiianAir.com