Sleeves pushed up, gloves on and a fresh coat of reef-safe sunscreen: this is what business attire looks like for the Sea Cleaners, a New Zealand nonprofit committed to preserving kiwi coastlines. Hawaiian Airlines recently teamed up with the organization to fly three Hawai‘i youth leaders on a stewardship trip of a lifetime.
Attention sun soakers and adventure seekers: preparing for your tropical Hawai‘i vacation just got easier. After lots of research, testing and a few special touches, our new Hawaiian Airlines mobile app has landed in app stores!
Throughout our 89 years as Hawai‘i’s airline, we have proudly woven local culture into the operational fabric of our company. Our guests have the unique opportunity to experience our signature Mea Ho‘okipa (I am host) warm hospitality and hear the Hawaiian language – once almost extinct – thrive in our boarding and flight announcements.
Traveling as a family can be stressful, from making sure you’ve packed the essentials to keeping your keiki’s (child’s) energetic nature in check. That’s where Hawaiian Airlines steps in. Starting this month, parents and their kids can kick back and relax with our new Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids videos.
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On Nov. 11, we blew the candles for our 89th birthday and officially began our 90th year of service as Hawai‘i’s airline. The next day, we kept the celebration going by kicking off a yearlong, company-matched employee fundraising drive as a way to give back to our hometown communities – the strong and steady tailwind behind our growth since we introduced commercial air transportation to Hawai‘i in 1929.
As Hawaii’s hometown carrier, it’s our kuleana (responsibility and privilege) to serve as ambassadors of the Islands to those who visit our shores. From the moment our guests check in for their flight and are greeted by a member of our Hawaiian Airlines ‘ohana, mea ho'okipa (I am host), our signature hospitality, welcomes them and provides a primer in celebrating our culture of Aloha.
Kahi Pacarro, executive director of Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, co-founded the nonprofit organization with 6 friends and his wife Louise Pacarro, a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant. They work together to host the biggest coastal cleanups in the state aimed at educating local communities about the impacts of plastic pollution and how we can all play a role in protecting the ocean that gives our islands life.
Hawaiian Airlines is transporting youth to greater heights with the unveiling of our revitalized aircraft exhibit at the Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center (HCDC) in Honolulu’s Kaka‘ako neighborhood. Local and visiting keiki can experience the magic of aviation and its unique role in our community.
Our strong island roots place the needs of our kama‘āina at the forefront of our mission to be Hawai‘i’s flagship carrier. That’s why earlier this week we were honored to play a role in supporting two local nonprofits working tirelessly to provide disaster relief in Hanalei on Kaua‘i and Puna on the Island of Hawai‘i.