Our passion for Hawai‘i is expressed in many shapes and forms, from the authentic Hawaiian hospitality we share with our guests, to the support we provide local artists in bringing their creative vision to life. Our ‘ohana’s most recent celebration of the Islands took place in San Jose, where our second large-scale, commissioned mural made its debut in the Bay area.
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It's no surprise that Hawai‘i is showered with Japanese influence. The rich cultural ties between the Aloha State and the Land of the Rising Sun are part of the reason why 1.6 million Japanese travelers visited Hawai‘i last year, including almost 392,000 who started their vacation early by flying on Hawaiian Airlines.
It’s the dawn of a new day, and we’re seeing more wāhine (women) than ever taking on some of the most challenging roles in the aviation industry. At Hawaiian Airlines, we were in the forefront of women in aviation with the first all-women crew flying in 1979, and we still encourage our fellow wāhine to reach high.
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.
If you could launch a route from Hawai‘i to anywhere in the world, where would you go? The answer isn’t always as effortless as the one in your imagination. In the real world, the decision takes years to come to fruition, with lots of research, coordination and patience required.
What happens behind-the-scenes when weather models indicate a significant storm is headed toward our shores, or the destinations Hawaiian serves? In the case of Hurricane Lane, which reached Category 5 strength before dissipating into a tropical storm in August, our teams in the Hawaiian Airlines Systems Operations Control Center (SOCC) worked around the clock to ensure the safety of our guests flying to, from and within the Hawaiian Islands.
Look up at O‘ahu’s blue skies and you might just be lucky enough to spot our maroon, single-engine Bellanca, the iconic aircraft that started it all for Hawaiian Airlines. This week in history, we’re celebrating the aircraft to which we trace our long-time legacy as Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier.
Say “aloha” to our new Baggage Bot, the latest self-service feature designed to provide our guests quick and simple answers to their baggage-related questions. We spent a few months training the Bot to handle the many questions we get every day from guests when traveling to and from the Islands. We deployed it earlier this year so it could start interacting with some of our guests during a beta test.
It’s another busy summer month in 1950, and Hawaiian Airlines cargo employees have been working around-the-clock to ensure the success of their latest juicy endeavor: Operation Pineapple Tops.
Coral reefs are a nutritional hub for fish, mollusks, urchins and larger mammals, including human beings. They are also living organisms incredibly sensitive to environmental changes. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, more than 60 percent of coral reefs worldwide are at risk of being impacted by a variety of pollutants, including up to 6,000 tons of sunscreen that enters reef areas annually. To help minimize the impact of sunscreen on our reefs, Hawaiian Airlines teamed up with Raw Elements USA, a certified natural, chemical-free, reef-safe sunscreen company.