Hawaiian Airlines names veteran airline exec to board

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., has named Donald J. Carty to both companies´ boards of directors, the company said.

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

He most recently served as chairman of the board of Virgin America, Inc., a position he held from 2006-2016 until the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines was consummated.

Hawaiian Airlines is a provider of passenger air service from 11 gateway cities in the US as well as service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. The company provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.