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Former Hawaiian Airlines executive named CEO of Island Air

By Dave Segal

LAST UPDATED: 10:51 a.m. HST, Apr 22, 2013

Former Hawaiian Airlines CEO Paul Casey, the current chairman of the Oahu Visitors Bureau, has been named chief executive officer of Island Air.

Casey was in a group seeking to buy the airline last year before owner Charlie Willis opted to sell it to billionare Larry Ellison, the CEO and co-founder of Oracle Corp. and the 97 percent owner of Lanai.

Les Murashige will continue on as Island Air’s president.

Casey was president and CEO at Hawawiian from 1997 to 2002.

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cojef wrote:
Connections enable you to get inside info to good jobs. Wonder if he can make Island Air a viable competitor to Hawaiian?
on April 22,2013 | 12:37PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Highly unlikely.
on April 22,2013 | 03:43PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Paul knows his way around airlines and tourism. Don't underestimate him.
on April 22,2013 | 07:00PM
islandmom wrote:
Island Air has the best chance of thriving with a leader who understands business here and knows airlines. Paul Casey is all of that, clearly. We need as many seats flying between the islands as possible. Imagine the ticket prices if we lose another airline? Who can afford to travel much between islands as it is?
on April 22,2013 | 08:09PM
KalaeHale wrote:
I hope he is able to improve their "on time" record - right now its shameful.
on April 23,2013 | 05:29AM
pfpix wrote:
Paul's To-Do List: -More planes that work on-time. -Better attitude towards Molokai passengers. -Customer relations courses for staff -Win back disgruntled passengers flying Mokulele -Fire Les - he's been the problem. -Must do all before Ohana Airlines enters Molokai and Lanai arena or lose market.
on April 23,2013 | 06:08AM
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