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NEWS & NOTES
Cruise ships calling on Nawiliwili
Kaua’i Visitors Bureau Annual Membership Luncheon set
Kennett appointed to Employers Council board
Hawaii Air Ambulance gets more accolades
“With our island geography, it is imperative that we make sure we maintain and advance the role of aero medical service,” Kluger said. “For many of the residents in Hawai’i, this is the only way they can receive the medical care they need.”
Hawaii Air Ambulance is Hawai’i’s only fixed-wing, aero-medical provider, providing emergency interisland transport of patients with a fleet of five aircraft flying to all the populated islands except Ni’ihau. Pilots and members of crews have been flying between the islands for 27 years. Please see the Web site, http://hiairamb.com, for more information.
HMSA costs up in third quarter
On average, HMSA leaders paid physicians, hospitals and other providers over $135 million per month during the third quarter of 2005, nearly $10 million per month more than the same period last year. “Hospital services drove healthcare costs higher in the third quarter,” said Steve Van Ribbink, HMSA executive vice president and chief financial officer. “In 2005, healthcare costs rose 7.60 percent in the first quarter, 9.10 percent the second, and 7.80 percent in the third. If this trend continues, we will be forced to look at higher health-plan rates in 2006,” he said.
First Hawaiian Bank wins award
Luggage pickup available in Orange County
Travelers on Aloha can now arrange for BaggageDirect’s mobile skycaps to collect their luggage from their hotel, home or business, within 50 miles of John Wayne Airport, for a fee. The pick-up will take place at an assigned time on the day before or day of the scheduled flight, depending on the scheduled time of departure.
Under federal Transportation Security Administration-approved guidelines, Baggage-Direct workers will issue baggage-claim checks and boarding passes for each passenger right on the spot. All the customer needs to do is show up at the airport and get to the boarding gate on time, Aloha officials said. Bags tendered to Baggage-Direct in Orange County or on the islands of O’ahu and Maui can be picked up at the traveler’s destination airport.
“Aloha is pleased to be first to offer BaggageDirect service for passengers using John Wayne Airport, expanding on the convenience we already offer our customers on Oahu and Maui,” said Thom Nulty, Aloha’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Hanie, Ho’omanawanui named at Dollar, Thrifty
The promotions were announced by Jim Bowen, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group vice president of operations, Pacific region. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company with headquarters in Tulsa, Okla. Driven by the mission “Value Every Time,” the company’s brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious travelers in approximately 70 countries.
Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 800 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada, and operations at most major airports. The company’s more than 8,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global-service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network. For additional information, please visit http://www.dtag.com.
Nonaka joins A&B in Honolulu
Nonaka comes to A&B from Hawaiian Airlines, where she was senior director, benefits and compensation. During her 10 years with Hawaiian Airlines, she managed the administration of 55 employee-benefits and compensation programs for over 3,400 non-contract and union employees. Prior to that, Nonaka was employed with AMFAC/JMB Hawaii, Inc., Johnson & Higgins/Foster Higgins, and GECC Financial. Nonaka earned her bachelor’s degree in personnel industrial relations from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and is a graduate of Kalani High School. She has completed eight of 10 Certified Employee Benefits Specialist exams, and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers.
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