HONOLULU – Jan. 12, 2009 - Hawaiian Airlines has been named the official airline of the Sony Open in Hawaii which tees off January 12 - 18 at Waialae Country Club on Oahu.

"Hawaiian Airlines is proud and excited to be associated with such a marquee event,” said Mark Dunkerley President and CEO. “We have witnessed the tremendous growth of the Sony Open in Hawaii through the years and we are pleased to now play a major role in its continuing success.”

“We are thrilled to have Hawaiian Airlines sign on as a sponsor of the Sony Open in Hawaii,” said Ray Stosik director of the PGA TOUR golf tournament. “Hawaiian will be a tremendous ambassador for the tournament both as Hawaii’s home town airline and as one of the best airlines in the country.”

Hawaiian Airlines is offering special airline rates to PGA TOUR players and their families coming to Hawaii for the tournament. The airline is also providing marketing and promotional support in its in-flight video and Hana Hou magazine.


About Hawaiian Airlines

The nation’s top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) 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 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.