Hawaiian Airlines celebrates opening of IT facility in Tempe
PHOENIX — Hawaiian Airlines on Tuesday celebrated the opening of a 15,000-square-foot information technology center in Tempe.
The facility is the company’s largest office outside its headquarters in Honolulu, according to a press release.
“Our Tempe office will augment the core work of our Honolulu team to advance our IT systems across departments so we may continue to deliver the greatest value to our guests,” CEO Peter Ingram said in the release.
Hawaiian Airlines opened a temporary facility in Tempe in early 2019 before moving to the current location near Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.
The company said it plans to double its staff of 60 at the center and work with local schools to offer internships.
“We’re so honored that after a multi-state search, Hawaiian Airlines chose Tempe for its new IT center,” Mayor Mark Mitchell said in the release.
“It’s a testament to the terrific access to talent and competitive cost of living in our community.”
Hawaiian Airlines began offering nonstop flights between Honolulu and Phoenix in 2002.
It began operating in 1929 and is the largest airline in the island state.