HONOLULU – November 03, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines announced the appointment of Judith McCoy as station manager for the company’s operations at Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa.
McCoy is charged with leading a staff that provides Hawaiian’s customers with a full range of flight services at the airport, including ticketing, check-in, boarding, baggage handling, and cargo shipping.
“Judy is a proven leader with a keen sense of meeting business objectives while satisfying the needs of customers at the same time. She is well regarded within the community and respected for her background and accomplishments, all of which makes her a perfect fit to lead our operations in American Samoa,” said James Davis, Hawaiian’s vice president of customer services.
McCoy commented, “I’m excited to be joining Hawaiian and supporting its role in meeting the vital transportation needs of our families and businesses in American Samoa.”
Raised in American Samoa, McCoy has a background in logistics and business operations and is actively engaged in community service. Before joining Hawaiian, she served as administrator for the Office of Homeland Security in American Samoa’s Department of Homeland Security, and prior to that worked as an operations coordinator and certified transportation broker for The Select Carrier Group in Dallas, TX. Her work experience also includes 12 years serving as operations manager for three family owned businesses in American Samoa, Harbor Refuse & Environmental Services, Inc., McCoy’s Icehouse, and Northwest Fisheries.
Her community service includes serving as chairperson of the American Samoa Archipelago Advisory Panel for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, and a recent appointment as chairperson of the Pelagics Ecosystem Advisory Panel of the same body. She is also an active member of the Lion’s Club of Pago Pago.
McCoy is a 1988 honors graduate of Samoana High School in American Samoa, after which she studied at the American Samoa Community College, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, and American Public University in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Hawaiian offers twice-weekly service year-round between American Samoa and Honolulu, except during peak travel periods when a third weekly roundtrip flight is added to the schedule.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.
Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as 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 the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, in the coming months, Japan and South Korea. Hawaiian also provides more than 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 HawaiianAirlines.com.