Hawaiian Airlines’s ambitious Pacific Rim expansion plan has one glaring hole–China–and CEO Mark Dunkerley lays the blame firmly on restrictive U.S. visa policies. “China one day will be huge for us,” Dunkerley tells Aviation Week. “But the single largest impediment to our going into the market is how hard it is for the Chinese to get tourist visas to the U.S.” Dunkerley notes that the airline could see as much as $100 million in additional revenue if U.S. visa policies for Chinese ...
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