HONOLULU – August 12, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines announced the appointment of Steven Borzilleri to the new position of managing director for Hawaii maintenance.
Hawaiian created this position as part of a recent corporate realignment to oversee all of the company’s maintenance activities conducted within the state of Hawaii. Borzilleri is responsible for directing the work of Hawaiian’s 270 maintenance staff personnel and support facilities at its hub operations at Honolulu International Airport, as well as its Neighbor Island airport station operations in Lihue, Kahului, Hilo, and Kona.
“Steve has an impressive and diverse background in aviation maintenance that will serve Hawaiian’s needs very well as we continue to move forward with our plan to add more new aircraft to our fleet operations and expand our service to new destinations abroad,” said Charles Nardello, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of operations.
Borzilleri brings more than 20 years of management experience in aviation maintenance to Hawaiian, the bulk of which was accrued for US Airways at its largest international operations in Philadelphia. This included serving as director of technical operations support for aircraft serving 13 cities in Europe and, before that, as hub director for line maintenance overseeing 700 maintenance personnel servicing more than 300 flights daily.
Most recently, Borzilleri served as a consultant the past three years providing his expertise in support of business development opportunities and aircraft certification for various aviation companies.
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 HawaiianAirlines.com.