HONOLULU – Aug. 3, 2007 - Hawaiian Airlines announced the appointment of Miranda Scott as director of business development.
Scott is primarily responsible for managing Hawaiian's online agency partners, developing new business opportunities to increase online sales, merchandising travel-related products on the website, and overseeing the Hawaiian Airlines Vacations packages.
“We feel our online capabilities are the best in the industry and we think Miranda's background in sales will help us capitalize on new opportunities for business,” said Rick Peterson, Hawaiian's vice president of sales and marketing.
Most recently, Scott served as a Market Manager for the Expedia, Inc. Partner Services Group. She developed new hotel accounts throughout Hawaii and was able to increase Internet sales for her accounts by 25 percent year over year.
Before that, Scott spent seven years at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, in the leisure sales department. While at the hotel, she received a special award for her role in developing key partnerships in the wholesale market.
Born and raised in Kailua, Scott is a Punahou School alumnus.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 2004, 2005 and 2006 (including a record 36 consecutive months from November 2003 to October 2006,) and in fewest misplaced bags for 2005 and 2006, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 78th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.