Communicating Culture Through Language and Storytelling
Since childhood, ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) has served as a guiding compass for ʻIwalani Kūaliʻi Kahoʻohanohano, senior specialist of internal communications at Hawaiian Airlines. Now 30 years old, she is known as one of Hawaiian Airlines’ core storytellers, with ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian culture as her work pillars.
Perpetuating Hawaiian Language at 28,000 Feet
Employees across our airline are joining hands this February to perpetuate mahina ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language month). This year, through their collective actions, from organizing surprise ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi flights to partnering with native Hawaiian designer Keola Naka'ahiki Rapozo, we are proud to share Hawaiian language and culture with our guests and the communities we serve.
Giving Tuesday: When Miles Can Save Lives
When the COVID-19 pandemic decimated travel demand, resulting in drastic flight reductions, we knew how important it would be for Hawaiian Airlines to maintain our neighbor island network to support Hawai‘i’s healthcare workers and first responders.
Giving Tuesday: The Gift of Voyaging
The Mālama Honua (to care for our Earth) Worldwide Voyage sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines was an exceptional feat by brave and skilled crewmembers who sailed using only Polynesian wayfinding techniques.