2017 Airport and Airline Update

Thursday, August 10
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Prince Waikiki, Pi‘inaio Ballroom

State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation, Airports Division will share the latest updates on the larger statewide Hawaii Airports Modernization Program and the new facilities and improvements at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. This consists of a multi-year effort to transform HNL into a distinctive, functional airport, worthy of a first class visitor destination to meet the growing needs of residents and visitors alike.

Island Air has phased additional and larger aircraft into its fleet and plans to nearly double the number of interisland flights it offers by May 2018. Learn more about their expansion plans which are fueled by newly leased
Bombardier Q400 Turboprops. The new aircraft seat more passengers and are 30 percent faster than
conventional turboprops, allowing more frequent flights.

Alaska Airlines was recently recognized as Highest in Customer Satisfaction among traditional carriers for the
10th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2008-2017 North American Airline Satisfaction Study. Learn more
about their recent acquisition of Virgin America and how their recently added non-stop flights from San
Francisco to Kona and Bellingham to Kona are making an impact on Hawaii’s visitor industry.

Program Schedule:
12:30pm – 1:15pm

  • Airport Update: State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation, Airports Division – Ross Higashi,
    Deputy Director Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Airports Division
  • Airline Update: Island Air – Richard Oshiro, Vice President Sales & Marketing
  • Airline Update: Alaska Airlines – Daniel Chun, Regional Manager of Sales and Community Marketing

1:15pm – 1:30pm Q & A
1:30pm Program Ends
1:30 pm Join the Prince Waikiki Sales Staff on a quick site inspection on what’s new at the hotel!

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