Paul Casey, the former president and CEO of both Hawaiian Airlines and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), will take over as CEO of Island Air May 1.
“Having been part of Hawaii’s visitor and airline industries for the past three decades, joining Island Air at this time is an exciting opportunity,” Casey said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the Island Air team to deliver high-quality air service and provide improved options for interisland travelers.”
The current chair of the Oahu Visitors Bureau, Casey is also still a member of the HVCB board and headed the North American marketing organization from 1995 to 1997 before running Hawaiian Airlines from 1997 to 2002.
Island Air President Les Murashige will continue in his role of overseeing all day-to-day operations at the company and will report to Casey.
Oracle founder and CEO, Larry Ellison, who owns 98% of the island Lanai, purchased Island Air in February.