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Veteran Airline Executive Donald Carty to Join Hawaiian Airlines Board of Directors

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Tis Meyer /

Hawaiian Holdings, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, today announced the return of Donald J. Carty to both companies’ boards of directors effective Friday, December 23, 2016.

Carty, a seasoned airline executive, has served on the Hawaiian Holdings board twice before, from July 2004 to February 2007 and again from April 2008 to May 2011.

“Don Carty possesses deep experience with and understanding of both the airline industry and publicly traded companies and we are delighted to welcome him back to the boardroom,” said Lawrence Hershfield, chairman of the board of Hawaiian Holdings.

Carty most recently served as chairman of the board of Virgin America, a position he held from 2006-2016 until the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines was consummated. Carty has held numerous executive leadership roles during his career, serving as chairman and chief executive officer for AMR Corporation and American Airlines, president and chief executive officer of Canadian Pacific Air Lines and vice-chairman and chief financial officer of Dell.  He is also a director of Canadian National Railway Company.

Carty joins board members Lawrence S. Hershfield, chairman; Mark B. Dunkerley; Randall L. Jenson; Crystal K. Rose; William S. Swelbar; Richard N. Zwern; Joseph Guerrieri, Jr.; Duane E. Woerth; and Earl E. Fry.

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