This August, our company faced another grim consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions: the separation of many employees from our company as we reduce our workforce due to suppressed travel demand. In this commemorative blog series, we are bidding aloha to longstanding employees and recognizing their dedication, hard work and passion, which helped mold the future of our company. Hawaiian Airlines will not be the same without them.
Arnold Inouye had planned to retire as soon as he made 50 years at Hawaiian Airlines; however, when the pandemic hit and our company sought out voluntary leaves to reduce the number of involuntary furloughs, he settled on 49 years. A beloved colleague, Arnold concluded his tenure as a guest service agent at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, where he shared his aloha with our guests for over two decades.