Ninety-three years ago, a single-engine Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker with wooden wings and maroon fabric skin made history by introducing commercial air service to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines today celebrated the momentous occasion that marked...
Category: From the Archives
The Hawaiian proverb “I ka wā ma mua, ka wā ma hope,” or “The future lies in the past,” carries a sentiment that is deeply woven into the fabric of Hawaiian Airlines. The endeavor to preserve our 90-year history hasn’t been an easy feat; however, sharing these moments, milestones and memories has played a pivotal role in telling our story to the world.
It’s no secret the Hawaiian Islands are home to dramatic, often breathtaking scenery. From jagged mountain ranges carved by cascading waterfalls to the gradient turquoise ocean, most locals would agree the most spectacular panoramic views come from the air.
The name Amelia Earhart does more than ring a bell in the aviation industry; it evokes a sense of adventure and nostalgia.
It’s safe to say 2019 was among the most eventful years Hawaiian Airlines has had in nine decades.
In case you missed it, Hawaiian Airlines blew out 90 birthday candles in Honolulu last Monday, Nov. 11! Well, we didn’t really—but the action-packed day goes down in history as one of our most iconic anniversaries filled with surprises, gifts, and lots of ‘ohana.
Hawaiian Airlines enters uncharted airspace for a Hawai‘i-born carrier this November as it celebrates 90 years of service connecting the Islands. Join us as we relive the decorated moments leading up to our beginnings, the two flights that started it all for Hawaiian Airlines.
On Oct. 11, 1975, Emperor and Empress Hirohito of Japan charted a Hawaiian Airlines aircraft for a trip between O‘ahu and the Island of Hawai‘i.
Learn how the company was exploring innovative flying services to Hawai‘i at the close of World War II.
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.