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Kia Ora Hawaiʻi! Aloha Aotearoa! Celebrating a Decade of Sharing Aloha with Auckland
Despite a geographical divide spanning 4,600 miles, Hawaiʻi and New Zealand (Aotearoa) are often thought to be bonded by a shared commitment to their culture, language and Pacific Island heritage. For 10 years, Hawaiian Airlines’ nonstop flights have served as another bridge between the two countries. Since the route’s launch on March 13, 2013, Hawaiian has proudly carried nearly 144,000 people between Auckland and Honolulu.
2022 In Review: The Year of Reconnecting Hawaiʻi with the World
In his annual year-end message, President and CEO Peter Ingram praised employees for overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities: “The reduced flying through the pandemic gave us the opportunity to think through what building back better would look like, for you and for our guests. Last year was about putting that thinking into motion and building a foundation. This year, we start to fly.”
‘She’s the Kind of Captain I Hope To Be One Day’: Captain Kendall ‘Kiki’ Culler Retires After 38 Years of Service
Capt. Kendall "Kiki" Culler spent much of her childhood with her face pressed against the backseat window of her father’s Apache twin-engine aircraft, watching life, time and the Hawaiian Islands pass below. She grew up in and around planes, setting the stage for an exciting career that included a 38-year stint as one of Hawaiian Airlines’ most celebrated pilots.