LIHUE — Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO, will be the keynote speaker at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.
Ingram, 52, will talk about the airline’s achievements and the challenges ahead. The topic of airfares generally comes up at this annual visit by Hawaiian Airlines’ top officer.
Ingram joined Hawaiian as chief financial officer in November 2005 and served as executive vice president and chief commercial officer from November 2011 through February 2018.
Since 2010, the 89-year-old destination airline has diversified its business by expanding in the Asia Pacific region. New services between Honolulu and Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Beijing, China complement the carrier’s robust inter-island and North America network.
Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Ingram spent 11 years with AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines.
Ingram earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario.
The luncheon is set for noon at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort. Tickets are $70 for chamber members by Jan. 8 and $70 after. Non-members pay $80.