Hawaiian Airlines Appoints Susan Donofrio as Senior Director of Investor Relations

HONOLULU, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Hawaiian Airlines (Nasdaq: HA) today announced the appointment of Susan Donofrio as the company's Senior Director of Investor Relations, effective immediately. Ms. Donofrio will be responsible for interacting with Hawaiian Airlines' global investor. She will report to Peter Ingram, Chief Financial Officer, and will be located in New Jersey.

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"We are delighted to have Susan join our team. Her wealth of experience as a financial analyst and her deep knowledge of the airline industry will be invaluable as we look to enhance our communication and engagement with investors and analysts. Susan's addition to our team underscores Hawaiian's commitment to open communication with investors during this time of our Company's rapid, focused growth," said Peter Ingram.

Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Ms. Donofrio was a Director level Analyst at Cathay Financial where she was responsible for the Aviation, Aerospace and Trucking industries.She also has held similar roles at Fulcrum Global Partners (Soliel Securities), as well as Deutsche Bank. Ms. Donofrio was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a top airline analyst for stock picking for 2005-2007. She was also ranked #1 in stock picking according to Forbes in 2007.

Donofrio received her MBA in Finance at The Lubin School of Business, Pace University. She received her BA from Rutgers University.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian is the nation's highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.

Now in its 82nd year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as 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 Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, starting in January 2011, South Korea. Hawaiian also provides more than 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.

SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines