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Catching Up with Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley

January 26, 2012 By: Jena Tesse Fox

This week, Hawaiian Airlines announced a codeshare agreement with JetBlue, which, in addition to the upcoming New York-Honolulu direct flights, will help bring the middle and east coast of the mainland closer to Hawaii. Travel Agent sat down with Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, to find out more about the partnership.

Dunkerley praised JetBlue’s presence in the east coast, especially in the New York area. Because of JetBlue’s hub at JFK’s Terminal 5, travelers from any city served by the airline can connect easily to Hawaiian, and will not need to re-check their bags when they transfer.

“This opens up the east coast to us,” Dunkerley said. “Our biggest market is the west coast, and Hawaiian is the largest carrier for that market. The third largest is Asia, and Hawaiian is expanding for that market, too. But our second-largest market is the east coast,” he added, noting that the airline had been “underrepresenting” a significant portion of its passengers.

“Hawaii’s economy as a whole is dependent on tourism, and Hawaiian is a major contributor to the state’s biggest economic activity,” he said. “This growth is a big plus to Hawaii and to tourism in general.”


Pictured: Dave Barger (left), JetBlue’s president and CEO, and Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, exchange model airplanes. Photo by Blandon Belushin.

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | January 26, 2012
The airline's president talks about the new JetBlue codeshare agreement and the upcoming direct flights between Honolulu and New York.
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