Mr. Dunkerley, 51, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. and its parent company, Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. Mr. Dunkerley joined Hawaiian Airlines as President and Chief Operating Officer in December of 2002 and is also a member of the Board of Directors for both Hawaiian Holdings and Hawaiian Airlines.
During his tenure at the company, Hawaiian Airlines has become the U.S. industry’s leading airline for operational performance, has delivered the highest levels of customer service and has been one of the most financially successful U.S. carriers. Since 2010, Hawaiian has diversified its business by aggressively expanding in the Asia Pacific region. New services between Honolulu and Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo and Sendai Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Beijing, China complement the carrier’s robust inter island and North America network. .
Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Mr. Dunkerley was Chief Operating Officer of the Sabena Airlines Group located in Brussels, Belgium. In 2001, he served as a consultant with the Robert Roach firm, which specializes in providing strategic and economic consulting services to the aviation industry. He previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Worldwide Flight Services. Mr. Dunkerley also spent 10 years at British Airways, rising to the position of Senior Vice President for the global carrier’s Latin America and Caribbean division.
Mr. Dunkerley serves on the Boards of Directors for Airlines for America (A4A), the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), the National Air and Space Museum and Outrigger Enterprises. Mr. Dunkerley holds a M.Sc. in Air Transport Economics from the Cranfield Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. A licensed commercial pilot, Mr. Dunkerley is a veteran performer at aerobatic competitions, and was the U.S. Northeast Region Advanced Aerobatic Champion in 2002