HONOLULU – May 28, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced the promotion of Lorrin Sardinha to the position of vice president of maintenance and engineering, effective June 1.

 

Since November of last year, Sardinha had been serving as acting vice president of maintenance for Hawaiian and, prior to that, as senior director of maintenance since 2007.

 

In his new position, Sardinha has complete management responsibility over the maintenance, reliability, and cleanliness of Hawaiian’s fleet of Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 767-300 transpacific aircraft, and Boeing 717-200 interisland aircraft. He reports to Charles Nardello, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of operations.

 

“In his many years at Hawaiian, Lorrin has proven to be an effective leader who knows our maintenance operations inside and out,” said Nardello. “He has what it takes to lead our maintenance and engineering department into a new era of operational growth and expansion.”

 

Sardinha has 32 years of experience in aviation, the last 24 of which have been with Hawaiian. He started with the company as an aircraft mechanic and has progressively worked his way up through the ranks to his current position managing the day-to-day maintenance activities for Hawaiian’s aircraft.

 

Sardinha’s background also includes a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force from 1978-1982, and his service as an aircraft mechanic for the Hawaii Air National Guard from 1984-1987.

 

 

About Hawaiian Airlines

 

Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20

th 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) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.

 

Now in its 81st 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 the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. 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 www.HawaiianAirlines.com.