Attention sun soakers and adventure seekers: preparing for your tropical Hawai‘i vacation just got easier. After lots of research, testing and a few special touches, our new Hawaiian Airlines mobile app has landed in app stores!
Today marks International Women’s Day, and we're celebrating Women’s History Month! Amidst all of the pride and excitement, we couldn’t help but reminisce about all the amazing wāhine (women) who help us thrive as Hawai‘i’s airline.
Throughout our 89 years as Hawai‘i’s airline, we have proudly woven local culture into the operational fabric of our company. Our guests have the unique opportunity to experience our signature Mea Ho‘okipa (I am host) warm hospitality and hear the Hawaiian language – once almost extinct – thrive in our boarding and flight announcements.
Traveling as a family can be stressful, from making sure you’ve packed the essentials to keeping your keiki’s (child’s) energetic nature in check. That’s where Hawaiian Airlines steps in. Starting this month, parents and their kids can kick back and relax with our new Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids videos.
Flying on Hawaiian Airlines isn’t just any old A-to-B plane ride. It’s a genuine treat, an extension of your island getaway, and where you can have your Mai Tai and drink it too. Starting this month, our guests can indulge in an enhanced beverage menu, featuring a new coffee roasted on O‘ahu, a seasonal beer brewed on Maui, and a refreshed lineup of island-inspired cocktails to satisfy your Hawai‘i craving.
In the game of frequent flyer programs, elite status is the ultimate prize. At Hawaiian, we love treating our elites to perks almost as much as they enjoy receiving them. Last November, we rewarded our most loyal HawaiianMiles members with exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the Oakland Raiders organization.
There’s never a dull moment in the kitchen of Chef Eric Oto, the newest member of our Hawaiian Airlines Featured Chef Series. Between running the kitchen as chef de cuisine at Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel and Resort, fishing for his main entrée, shaking hands with local farmers, and turning simple ingredients into magical masterpieces, Oto’s gastronomic genius is always on the go – and now, the sky.
POP QUIZ: What is the number one thing most Hawai‘i visitors forget while preparing for their island vacation?
Today, we bid a fond aloha to the last of our Boeing 767-300ER – the aircraft that propelled Hawaiian Airlines to far-reaching destinations, empowering us to share our authentic hospitality with millions of guests from around the world. The widebody twin-engine jet joined our fleet in 2001, replacing our DC-10s by heralding a new era of aviation engineering at the start of the 21st century.
On Nov. 11, we blew the candles for our 89th birthday and officially began our 90th year of service as Hawai‘i’s airline. The next day, we kept the celebration going by kicking off a yearlong, company-matched employee fundraising drive as a way to give back to our hometown communities – the strong and steady tailwind behind our growth since we introduced commercial air transportation to Hawai‘i in 1929.