HONOLULU – September 02, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines announced the appointment of Monisa Cline to the newly created position of vice president – sales and alliances.
In keeping with the company’s plans for future growth, Hawaiian dedicated this executive-level position to expand its revenue base by increasing sales partnerships with corporate, leisure, community, and travel trade clients and key distributors in markets systemwide. Cline will also oversee the reservations call center. She reports to Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.
“Monisa brings us the kind of proven, experienced leadership we need in establishing profitable business relationships and sales alliances in new markets,” said Taniguchi. “She has an impressive record of success that will serve us well in the coming years as we welcome more new aircraft into the fleet and expand our service.”
Cline joins Hawaiian after 24 years at Continental Airlines in which she held senior sales positions with responsibility overseeing markets nationally and internationally. Since 2005, she served as staff vice president of North America sales and was charged with leading a team of 160 sales professionals in the U.S. and Canada. Highlighted among her career accomplishments were being honored as “Allied Member of the Year” by the Global Business Travel Association, and serving as president of the Continental
Cline is an alumnus of the University of Florida, graduating from the College of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.
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.