SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named Daniel Chun its new regional manager of sales and community marketing for Hawai'i. Chun, who is based in Honolulu, will lead Alaska Airlines' marketing and community outreach efforts to the four Hawaiian Islands the carrier serves: O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Chun comes to Alaska Airlines with nearly 10 years of experience in Hawai'i's tourism industry. He spent two years at the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau helping to develop international travel to the Islands. Chun then served for seven years as executive assistant to the state of Hawai'i's governor-appointed tourism liaison, where he coordinated with government agencies and the visitor industry on tourism-related matters.
Chun most recently served as executive director of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, an umbrella organization for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, which is in its 22nd continuous year.
"Daniel has garnered well-deserved respect among his peers for his breadth of knowledge of Hawai'i's tourism industry and his dedication to local communities in the Islands," said Mark Bocchi, Alaska Airlines' managing director of sales and community marketing. "We are fortunate to have him represent Alaska Airlines as our ambassador as we further solidify our presence in Hawai'i."
Chun is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, with a bachelor of science degree in travel industry management.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawai'i, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines