HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines has announced the appointment of Timothy Somerset to director – facilities management. Somerset is responsible for managing Hawaiian Airlines’ new projects and renovations, as well as the administration and maintenance of facilities company-wide. 

“Timothy’s exceptional management skills in facilities planning, development and day-to-day operations will allow us to efficiently address our current and future facilities’ needs,” said Hoyt Zia, senior vice president – general counsel and corporate secretary for Hawaiian Airlines.

Somerset has over 25 years of preconstruction and construction management expertise, having most recently served as director at Cumming Corporation Hawaii. Previously, he was the director of preconstruction and estimating at WEST Builders, where he worked with clients to lead all phases of various projects, from conceptual estimating to design and permitting to scheduling and construction. Somerset has held numerous other leadership roles, including managing partner at Urban Core Inc., vice president and regional manager at Charles Pankow Builders, operations manager at American Constructors, and project manager at Central Real Estate Development Corp. 

Somerset holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also is a licensed contractor in California. 

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’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 non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

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