Gai Tyrrell joined Hawaiian Airlines in 2014 as the Regional Director for Australia & New Zealand to drive the growth of Hawaiian Airlines throughout Australia and New Zealand with a focus on strategic, operational and sales activities in the airline, corporate and retail travel sectors.
Gai brings to Hawaiian Airlines over 20 years of experience in the travel industry.
Immediately prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Gai was CEO at Sabre Pacific for six years and was responsible for sales, account management, customer service, technology, marketing, HR and the financial management of the company.
Before joining Sabre Pacific, Gai was the Chief Operating Officer at Jetset Travelworld Group (JTG), an ASX listed company with more than 650 franchisees nationally. While there, JTG achieved record profits and the share price of the company quadrupled.
Gai also spent 13 years with Qantas Airways and 4 years at TQ3 Australia (now FCM – Flight Centre Corporate Division) as Executive General Manager, where she significantly increased profit and was instrumental in securing major corporate contracts.
Gai is currently serving as a board member for World Nomads and previously served on the board of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents.