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Hawaiian Air Celebrates Service to Beijing with Sponsorship

Hawaiian Air will sponsor complimentary flights to students enrolled in Manoa Academy college’s Manoa Academy Beijing study abroad program.

“We are delighted to support Manoa Academy and its mission to develop strong cross-cultural awareness in the emerging and important China market,” said Jill Tokunaga, senior director of North America sales and community relations at Hawaiian Airlines. “With its hands-on, immersive approach, we’re confident that this program will continue to play a critical role in engaging young minds in the years to come.”

The students who complete the two-year curriculum with rigorous online courses will receive college credits as well as automatic acceptance into University of Hawaii Manoa.

“Giving Hawai‘i youth global opportunities will open their horizons and position them to thrive,” said Denise Eby Konan, dean of the UH Manoa College of Social Sciences and founder of Manoa Academy. “I’m immensely grateful to Hawaiian Airlines and our other partners, the Hanban, Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Confucius Institute, for making this possible.”

It’s an exciting time for the airline and these students.

by Elizabeth Atkinson