Hawaiian Airlines CEO retiring

Hawaiian Airlines has announced the planned retirement of Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer, and the selection of Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, to replace Dunkerley, effective March 1, 2018, the company said.

Dunkerley´s departure will end 15 years of leadership during which the company executed a remarkable turnaround to become one of the world´s most successful airlines. During Dunkerley´s tenure, Hawaiian Airlines successfully embarked on a bold Asia-Pacific growth strategy, adding service to Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and Beijing, China as well as new routes to Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney and Brisbane, Australia; and New York City.

Hawaiian®, the world´s most punctual airline as reported by OAG, has led all US carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 13 years (2004-2016) as reported by the US Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure have ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai´i.

Now in its 89th 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 US Mainland.