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Sip on This: New Drinks Rolling on Our Beverage Cart
Flying on Hawaiian Airlines isn’t just any old A-to-B plane ride. It’s a genuine treat, an extension of your island getaway, and where you can have your Mai Tai and drink it too. Starting this month, our guests can indulge in an enhanced beverage menu, featuring a new coffee roasted on O‘ahu, a seasonal beer brewed on Maui, and a refreshed lineup of island-inspired cocktails to satisfy your Hawai‘i craving.
Behind the Chef’s Table with Eric Oto, Our Newest Featured Tastemaker
There’s never a dull moment in the kitchen of Chef Eric Oto, the newest member of our Hawaiian Airlines Featured Chef Series. Between running the kitchen as chef de cuisine at Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel and Resort, fishing for his main entrée, shaking hands with local farmers, and turning simple ingredients into magical masterpieces, Oto’s gastronomic genius is always on the go – and now, the sky.
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Today, we bid a fond aloha to the last of our Boeing 767-300ER – the aircraft that propelled Hawaiian Airlines to far-reaching destinations, empowering us to share our authentic hospitality with millions of guests from around the world. The widebody twin-engine jet joined our fleet in 2001, replacing our DC-10s by heralding a new era of aviation engineering at the start of the 21st century.
‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Goes International
We couldn’t think of a better way to close the year than to make history with ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, the mother tongue of the Hawaiian Islands. On Dec. 21, in conjunction with the second anniversary of our service between Haneda Airport (HND) and Kona International Airport (KOA), our flight and guest services crew hosted the first international Hawaiian language flight.
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.
Wāhine Carrying the Torch at 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.