Amaranayaka will oversee all passenger, ramp and contract service operations at airports across Hawaiian’s global network. He will be responsible for safety, performance and reliability, including on-time arrivals and departures, baggage handling and guest service and satisfaction.
Amaranayaka joins Hawaiian after a 24-year career at American Airlines, where he started as a reservations agent and held numerous airport roles before leading the carrier’s expansive operations at Los Angeles International Airport. During his tenure, he also managed front-line operations at American’s Dallas headquarters and major airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Miami International Airport.
Amaranayaka is a McKinsey & Company’s Black Executive Leadership Program graduate and an alumnus of the Management Leadership for Tomorrow Career Advancement Program.