Hawaiian Airlines Opens San Diego Sales Office--Daily non-stop Service Between Hawaii and San Diego Begins June 15

HONOLULU, March 28, 2001 -- In preparation for the June 15 launch of the only daily nonstop service between San Diego and Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines has opened a San Diego sales office and named Mara McSparran as district sales manager in San Diego.

McSparran has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry in the San Diego area. Among the positions she has held are travel industry sales manager for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and regional manager for Southwest Airlines Vacations.

To contact her, call (858) 530-1631 or fax to (858) 530-1636. Her email address is: mcsparran@hawaiianair.com. Her mail address is: of 10299-E Scripps Trail, PMB #232, San Diego, CA 92131.

Hawaiian's daily service is aboard widebody McDonnell DC-10 jets.

Flight 31 will depart from San Diego at 9:10 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 11:40 a.m., with convenient same-airline connections to Hawaii's Neighbor Islands. Flight 32 will depart from Honolulu at 1:15 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 9:25 p.m.

From its Honolulu hub, Hawaiian Airlines provides frequent flights throughout the day to and from the islands of Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Hilo and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaiian's all-jet Interisland service is operated aboard McDonnell Douglas DC-9s or new Boeing 717-200 aircraft.

Hawaiian's DC-10 South Pacific service links Honolulu with American Samoa and Tahiti twice weekly.

In addition to San Diego, Hawaiian offers daily nonstops on widebody DC-10s between Hawaii and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Las Vegas.

Hawaiian Airlines has earned numerous international awards for service in recent years including Zagat Survey's award for Best Overall U.S. Airline in the Premier category, and the 2001 Diamond Award for Inflight Service from Onboard Services magazine. Hawaiian was rated third highest in Travel & Leisure magazine's most recent ranking of the Top 10 Domestic Airlines. Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available online at www.hawaiianair.com.