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Alaska Airlines Appoints Daniel Chun as New Regional Vice President for Hawai‘i

Alaska Airlines has named Daniel Chun as the carrier’s new Regional Vice President for Hawai‘i. In this newly created role, Mr. Chun will serve as the senior executive for Alaska in the islands, leading the company’s growth strategy and engaging with the local community.

Alaska Airlines' New Regional Vice President for Hawai‘i, Daniel Chun - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Wednesday (August 30, 2023), Alaska Airlines announced the appointment to Daniel Chun as Regional Vice President for Hawai‘i. In this newly created role, Mr. Chun will serve as Alaska’s senior executive in Hawai‘i, leading the company’s long-term growth strategy in the islands and continue to deepen the airline’s longstanding support and engagement with the local community. Daniel Chun joined Alaska Airlines in 2011, and most recently served as the Hawai‘i Director of Sales, Community and Public Relations. Alaska Airlines has served Hawai‘i since 2007, and currently offers more service between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii than any other carrier.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ CEO Ben Minicucci, said,

“Alaska Airlines is proud and humbled to have served Hawai‘i for over fifteen years, and Daniel’s leadership has helped us to do so in a way that reflects our values, including our emphasis on care and stewardship. As we continue to support the relief and recovery efforts on Maui, we are committed to serving the community in Hawai‘i now more than ever and are thrilled to recognize Daniel’s leadership with this new role. Anyone who knows Daniel appreciates his kindness and integrity, and we are grateful to have him as a member of our leadership team.”

Daniel Chun has over 20 years of experience in Hawaii’s tourism industry, and previously served on the Board of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. He was born and raised on the island of O‘ahu and is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in travel industry management.

Also commenting on his appointment, Alaska Airlines’ new Regional Vice President for Hawai‘i, Daniel Chun, said,

“For over a decade, I have had the great privilege of serving our community and supporting Alaska’s culture of care in Hawai‘i. Alaska has always had a deep sense of stewardship and kuleana for all those who depend on us, and I am humbled by the opportunity to continue to grow our presence and impactful work here in the Islands.”

Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).

Source: Alaska Airlines


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