In the summer of 1941, Inter-Island Airways (the former alias of Hawaiian Airlines) made its first large-scale fleet upgrade in company history. After flying amphibious planes for nearly 12 years, our founder Stan Kennedy pushed for the acquisition of three Douglas DC-3s, the aircraft recognized as the greatest of its time.
Category: From the Archives
It was the summer of 1958 and Waikīkī was bustling with Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants and travel experts from around the country.
Amid our 90th-year-of-service celebration, we tasked our archivist with selecting his favorite artifacts in his historical collection to create the first-ever Heritage Pop-Up Showcase, a mini-museum at our company’s Honolulu headquarters.
Love our new non-stop service between Boston and Honolulu? We do too! However, did you know that Boston Logan International Airport welcomed Pualani to its runway well before our inaugural, regularly scheduled commercial flight on April 4?
Did you know: Hawaiian Airlines is the first carrier to have operated scheduled U.S. air cargo flights and we still hold the nation’s first cargo service certificate.
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.
Hauʻoli Lā Hānau (Happy Birthday), Hawaiian Airlines! On Nov. 11, our ‘ohana celebrated our 89th birthday as Hawaii’s airline! Take a look at some of our favorite uniforms throughout our deeply rooted history in the Hawaiian Islands...
This month in Hawaiian Airlines’ history: we became one of the first commercial carriers in the world to install blended winglets on the Boeing 767. In October 2009, Aircraft 587 was flown to the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, where it underwent a month-long surgery to install 11-foot attachments to the ends of its aluminum wings.