HONOLULU – July 25, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines announced the promotion of Sarah Slay to managing director of human resources operations.

 

A certified public accountant, Slay is primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day administration of compensation, benefits and services that Hawaiian provides to its 4,000-plus employees.

 

She also oversees Hawaiian’s programs related to employee advancement, such as performance and promotion reviews. She reports to Barbara Falvey, Hawaiian’s senior vice president – human resources.

 

“Sarah earned this promotion and its added responsibilities because of the superb job she did in overseeing the company payroll these past several years,” said Falvey. “As Hawaiian continues to grow and add more jobs, she provides us with the management skills needed to ensure that our workforce will enjoy the full benefits of one of the best employee packages in the airline industry and in the State of Hawaii.”

 

Slay has been with Hawaiian since 2005, previously serving as senior director of payroll. Before joining Hawaiian, she worked in the Atlanta area where she began her career as a senior accountant with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Her professional background also includes serving as a senior internal auditor for Turner Broadcasting Systems, a finance manager for Murex Diagnostics, and a general manager of payroll for Delta Air Lines.

 

Slay is an alumnus of Emory University in Atlanta, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and economics, and a Masters of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting.

 

 

About Hawaiian Airlines

 

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys by

Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating

(AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.

 

Now in its 82

nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is 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 South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 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.