Island Air Appoints New Executive Management

HONOLULU, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Air is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Murashige as President, and Lesley Kaneshiro as Chief Financial Officer.


"We are pleased to welcome Les Murashige back to the Island Air family," said owner Charles Willis. "Les brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide the transition we have been planning and are now implementing." Les has previously served as an executive with Island Air and Aloha Airlines.

"I'm delighted to return to Island Air to execute the new business plan and transition," Murashige said. "It's like coming home."

Kaneshiro commented, "The Island Air family welcomes Les Murashige back to our team during this exciting time, as we transition to the ATR fleet."

"Lesley Kaneshiro has been instrumental to the success of Island Air," Willis continued. "As Chief Financial Officer, Lesley will focus on the financial management of our new business plan."

Island Air recently launched a new brand including a new logo mark and refreshed aircraft design. Last week, Island Air received its first ATR 72 JetProp and looks forward to the arrival of several more JetProp aircraft through 2013.

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About Island Air
Island Air is Hawai'i's leading regional carrier, serving airports on all major Hawaiian Islands. Founded in 1980 to provide air service between Princeville and Honolulu, the airline now offers 331 weekly flights between the islands of O'ahu (Honolulu International Airport), Maui (Kahului Airport and West Maui's Kapalua Airport), Moloka'i (Ho'olehua Airport), Lana'i (Lana'i City Airport), Kaua'i (Lihue Airport) and the Island of Hawai'i (Kona International Airport). Island Air is committed to its island communities and to providing warm and personalized service for its guests and those of its code-share partners Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines. For reservations, flight information and free membership in Island Air's Cloud 9 Customer Rewards Program, visit

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