HONOLULU – December 17, 2013 – Hawaiian Airlines has announced the promotion of Vicki Nakata to the newly created position of vice president - loyalty and travel products. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all elements of the HawaiianMiles program and the growing line-up of other Hawaiian Airlines travel-related products such as vacation packages and premium seat offerings.
Nakata previous held the title of managing director, partnerships and ancillary revenue since 2011, where she was instrumental in growing different ancillary revenue products including Hawaiian Airlines’ co-branded credit and debit cards, point transfer programs, frequent flyer partnerships and more.
“Vicki’s contributions to our team over the past few years have been substantial, and I expect nothing but bigger and better things with her newly expanded responsibilities,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “In this new role, her background and expertise will strengthen our loyalty program and product offerings as we continue to grow our business.”
Nakata joined Hawaiian Airlines in 2010 as senior director, strategy & transformation before being promoted to managing director, partnerships & ancillary revenue. Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, she served as principal, manager and consultant at Bain & Company, Inc. in Los Angeles, Boston, Hong Kong and Sydney for more than 10 years where she worked with various airline, consumer, technology and industrial companies on customer strategy, mergers, operations and products.
She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Amherst College. She serves on the alliance board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i and is a member of the Pacific Century Fellows Program Class of 2012.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) 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 84th 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, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New non-stop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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