HONOLULU, HI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines will now be able to access new in-flight meal options thereby enhancing their travel experience, through a new partnership between global restaurateur HMSHost and the Hawai'i based airline. HMSHost will prepare and deliver meals to be served onboard Hawaiian Airlines flights, beginning with premium California Pizza Kitchen salads, now available for purchase on all domestic eastbound flights from Honolulu International Airport and Kahului Airport.
"Passenger response to this enhanced meal offering has been extremely promising," said Atousa Ghoreichi, Vice President, Concept Marketing Promotion at HMSHost. "We were confident that travelers would be interested in the option to purchase a fresh, high quality meal onboard, and we're very excited to be partnering with Hawaiian Airlines to provide them with this option."
"We are always identifying ways to improve our guests' experience," said Blaine Miyasato, Vice President Product Development/Brand at Hawaiian Airlines. "While the hallmark of our service in the economy cabin is our complimentary meals at meal time product; our partnership with HMSHost provides added choice and convenience and allows us to offer well established, world class dining experiences perfectly complementing our award winning brand. We are thrilled to work together with HMSHost."
Together, HMSHost and Hawaiian Airlines will also consider future opportunities for bringing delicious, high quality meals to passengers, to continually enhance their in-flight travel experience.
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over EUR 5.8 billion in 2011, the Group operates in 35 countries and employs some 62,800 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and Twitter @HMSHost.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service begins this year between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13; Sendai, Japan on June 25; and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).