Dunkerley extends term as Hawaiian Airlines’ CEO

By Shane Nelson
Hawaiian Holdings, parent company to Hawaiian Airlines, announced that the carrier’s president and CEO, Mark Dunkerley, signed a new contract Nov. 19, extending his leadership role through 2016.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing at Hawaiian Airlines,” Dunkerley said in a statement. “It’s a privilege to work with everyone at our company, and I am more excited about the prospect of what lies ahead for our company than at any other time in my years at Hawaiian.”

Named Hawaiian’s president and COO in 2002, Dunkerley was promoted to CEO after the airline emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2005.

The airline has expanded into a number of new domestic and international markets, including Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and New York, during Dunkerley’s tenure.

“Mark’s leadership in the development and successful execution of Hawaiian’s long-term business plan has been exemplary, and the board is pleased that he will continue to lead the evolution of the business for years to come,” Hawaiian Holdings Chairman Lawrence Hershfield said in the Nov. 19 announcement.

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