HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), today announced it will open a technology center in the Phoenix area in the first quarter of 2019.
When fully operational, the center will allow the airline to act nimbly in the rapidly changing IT space and provide Hawaiian Airlines with additional layers of security and redundancy for its information systems and personnel.
Hawaiian’s primary IT functions and decision-making will continue to take place in Honolulu and the airline will continue to collaborate with local educational institutions for IT internships and recruitment.
“This facility will provide us with important advantages as the airline continues to grow,’’ said John Jacobi, senior vice president of IT at Hawaiian Airlines. “As Hawaiian Airlines grows, so too, will our IT functions here in Hawaii.’’
Hawaiian Airlines expects to have a temporary Phoenix office operating in the first quarter of 2019 before moving into a permanent space. When it is fully staffed, it will have more than 100 employees.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 14 years (2004-2017) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 90th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (12) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.
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