HONOLULU – August 10, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines has appointed company executive Karen Berry to the new position of vice president of labor and employee relations.
Berry is responsible for leading an employee relations team that provides support and counsel to Hawaiian’s employees. She will also lead collective bargaining efforts with the company’s unionized employees.
“Karen is a proven, effective leader at Hawaiian Airlines with a deep understanding of the company and our workforce,” said Barbara Falvey, Hawaiian’s senior vice president – human resources. “She will lead the effort to take care of our employees’ needs and align them with the company’s organizational goals and direction as we continue to grow.”
Berry joined Hawaiian in 1990 as director of corporate planning. She has served in the finance department for the past 11 years, most recently as vice president – treasurer. Prior to that she was vice president of finance.
Berry is an alumnus of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple major in economics, public administration, and journalism. She earned her Masters in Business Administration degree from Lehigh with an emphasis in finance.
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.