Honolulu – February 15, 2013 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of Michael Chock to the position of director of alliances and airline partnerships.
In his new position, Chock is responsible primarily for developing business relationships with codeshare and interline partners that will help enable Hawaiian to expand its reach to a broader base of customers in domestic and international markets.
“We are delighted to have Michael join our excellent team at Hawaiian Airlines. His expertise at creating alliances and partnership opportunities that generate new revenue streams will be a tremendous benefit to Hawaiian as we continue to execute our growth plan,” said Monisa Cline, Hawaiian’s vice president – sales and alliances. “This year, we’re launching three new international routes and adding five more A330s, our largest aircraft, to the fleet.”
Chock brings to Hawaiian 22 years of domestic and international management experience with significant focus in Asia at Northwest Airlines and then Delta Air Lines following their merger. He has held senior airline positions focusing on alliance operations since 1996. Most recently, he served for three years as director of alliances and partnership development for SkyTeam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Chock was born and raised in Hawai‘i and graduated from ‘Iolani School. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service begins this year between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13; Sendai, Japan on June 25; and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
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