Hawaiian Airlines Appoints Tim Strauss as Managing Director of Cargo

Honolulu – May 18, 2012 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of Timothy Strauss to the position of managing director of cargo.

Hawaiian created this new marketing and sales position to support its growing cargo business in conjunction with its expanding route network and the addition of more Airbus A330-200 aircraft with greater cargo-carrying capacity. Strauss reports to Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

“Hawaiian’s network is growing and this creates more opportunities for Hawaii businesses to ship their goods abroad. We are also moving more products between Asia, Oceania, and North America,” said Ingram. “Tim’s engaging leadership style and impressive professional background make him the ideal person to expand our cargo operations.”

Strauss brings more than 25 years of cargo experience to Hawaiian, having worked in both the airline and freight forwarding communities.  Tim began his career with Emery Worldwide in 1987 (now UPS Supply Chain Logistics), where he worked his way up from cargo handler to vice president of transportation and logistics. He also has extensive commercial airline experience in both global sales and operations with Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines as a vice president and managing director.  Strauss has worked with thirteen international airlines, including China’s largest carrier, in management development for their cargo divisions.

Strauss advanced his understanding of the logistics industry via studies in management at The Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge Institute.

 About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.

Now in its 83rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’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 Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, along with service to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Daily service to New York City will begin in June 2012. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

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