Hawaiian Airlines: Leisure has proven to be more ‘resilient’ than business travel in economic downturns

    Hawaiian Airlines CEO and president Peter Ingram agreed that “anything that’s bad for the global economy” is bad for the airline industry, although from Hawaiian’s standpoint “it’s a little bit more muted” due to its location in Honolulu and focus on the leisure market (CNBC, 16-Mar-2018). He noted leisure travel is continuing grow and has “proven through economic downturns, in fact, to be more resilient than business travel”.