Aloha Airlines announced the promotions of James M. King to the newly created position of senior vice president - planning and business development. Concurrently, Aloha also announced the promotion of Timothy T. Ng to staff vice president - planning.
King’s promotion and the creation of the new position of senior vice president - planning and business development is indicative of the focus the carrier has placed in the areas of market development and service expansion.
“Jim has been instrumental in the planning and strategic development of Aloha’s recent expansion efforts into the Central Pacific and the U.S. West Coast,” said Glenn R. Zander, Aloha’s president and chief executive officer. “In his new position, Jim will continue to oversee the development of Aloha’s broad and comprehensive business strategy. This will also include our short- and long-range fleet planning that is intrinsically tied to our business ventures.”
Last month, Aloha marked the first anniversary of its service to the Marshall Islands which, along with the carrier’s Midway route, has anchored Aloha’s successful foray into the Central Pacific. King was intimately involved in the development of both those markets, as well as the carrier’s Oakland service, which became profitable within two months of its introduction.
King joined Aloha in 1984 as director of market planning and took on increasing areas of responsibility as staff vice president of passenger marketing and staff vice president of planning and development. Prior to joining Aloha, King had extensive experience in data management, strategic and market planning, and financial management with Northrop Aircraft, Western Airlines, Pacific Southwest, Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines.
King received a master’s degree in finance from the University of California at Berkley and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.
Tim Ng has played a key role in Aloha’s aircraft lease negotiations and acquisitions. Ng will continue to assist King in the area of fleet planning as it relates to the creation of new services and Aloha’s overall business development strategy. Prior to his promotion, Ng was Aloha’s director - development and analysis.
Prior to joining Aloha, Ng was with Experience MassMutual of Honolulu and a customer engineer and structural engineer with the Boeing Company in Seattle. At Boeing, Ng was part of a team responsible for incorporating virtual reality technology into a process that developed aircraft configurations.
Ng is a MBA graduate of Seattle University and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hawaii.
Aloha Airlines is Hawaii’s leading scheduled interisland airline offering more than 170 daily flights on its jet fleet of Boeing 737s. As the State’s largest provider of air transportation services, Aloha also carries the majority of Hawaii’s interisland air cargo, and provides a full range of contract services to more than 20 national and international airlines serving Hawaii.