|From left to right: Gerraine Nakama, CEO Mark Dunkerley, 10 millionth guest Harrison Matthews, Heather Sanchez.|
Prior to boarding Flight 386 from Honolulu to Kahului Airport (which departed at 10:13 a.m.) President and CEO Mark Dunkerley surprised traveller Harrison Matthews, with a gift of 250,000 HawaiianMiles and awarded all travelers on Flight 386 with 1,000 HawaiianMiles as part of the celebration.
The surprise also included live Hawaiian music and hula by the Hawaiian Airlines Serenaders, as well as presentation of lei to all guests during boarding.
Hawaiian Airlines’ first ten million passengers took nearly 40 years to carry from 1929 to 1967.
Forty-seven years later, Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating a 10-fold achievement, carrying just as many passengers in a single year.