Senior Director – Labor Relations

HONOLULU –- Hawaiian Airlines announced today the appointment of Matt Bernier to the position of senior director – labor relations.

Bernier joined Hawaiian on September 26. He is responsible for administering the contracts of Hawaiian's six labor groups covering wages and benefits for unionized employees.

He comes well prepared for his new job. His professional background includes six years of airline experience, much of which was spent in Phoenix as manager of labor relations for America West Airlines. He oversaw six union contracts for 7,000 America West employees and served as an advisor on all labor relations matters for both union and non-union employees.

Bernier was an honors student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, before earning a joint Masters of Business Administration and Law degree in 1998 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Readers of two prominent national travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, have both rated Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii in their most recent rankings, and the fifth best domestic airline overall.

Celebrating its 76th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii's biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti.

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