Hawaiian Airlines CEO to Retire After 15 Years

By Anna Breuer on 16 November 2017
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IMG_1543Hawaiian Airlines announced that its current CEO, Mark Dunkerley, who presided over the airline’s turnaround, plans to step down from his position in early 2018.

Peter Ingram, currently executive vice president and chief commercial officer at the airline, will assume the position of CEO upon Dunkerley’s retirement.

Dunkerley joined the airline as president and chief operating officer at the end of 2002, following a stint as COO at Sabena Airlines, at a time when the airline’s route network largely consisted of inter-island flights and service to the West Coast. After guiding the airline through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, he led it in developing its current Asia-Pacific strategy, which includes flights to multiple destinations in Japan as well as Auckland, Beijing, Brisbane, and Seoul. The carrier also introduced what is currently the longest domestic non-stop flight in the United States, Honolulu-New York.

Ingram first joined Hawaiian in 2005 as chief financial officer and was appointed to his current position in 2011.

“This has been a heart-wrenching decision,” said Dunkerley in a statement, adding that he was “excited by the new opportunities ahead of me.”

“I am confident that Peter Ingram and the team will lead the company to further success,” he added.

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