Nestled at the heart of O‘ahu’s iconic North Shore is a place of legends. Waimea Bay, a beach frequented in the summer by sun-seeking visitors and locals, is home to the world’s premier monster waves. A sleeping giant, Waimea awakens during the island’s...
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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.
This past summer, Alex Bachwich, our manager of future schedules, put his pass-traveling expertise to the ultimate test after being challenged by a colleague to visit every Neighbor Island station served by Hawaiian Airlines in one day.
The upcoming three-day marketplace will feature hundreds of Hawai‘i businesses from throughout the Islands, including our interactive, entrepreneur-focused booth done in collaboration with our partner, Mana Up, a local initiative helping companies scale their products.
The renovation of our newly renovated Kahului Airport lobby took extensive thought and planning. Learn more about the story behind this space and how we worked with Master Tattooist Keone Nunes in the design.
On a brisk New England morning, Hawaiian Airlines made history as the first carrier to offer non-stop service between Boston (BOS) and Honolulu (HNL). Mana‘o Editor Marissa Villegas watched the inaugural flight take-off alongside Boston's biggest aviation fans: The Boston Plane Spotters. Read more about her visit and the story behind the group.
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.
Outside of the Aloha we have for Hawai‘i and our guests, we’ve got a big space in our hearts for food. And not just any kind of food…we’re talking dishes with mouthwatering ingredients that embody every aspect of O‘ahu’s cosmopolitan energy. To satisfy our cravings, we often look to LunchBox, the employee gathering space and cafe-style restaurant at our Honolulu headquarters.
Local ingredients are at the core of the menu at Koko Head Café – the island-style bistro owned and operated by Hawaiian Airlines Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong. Nestled on a side street in the old Honolulu neighborhood of Kaimuki, the restaurant is touted for its one-of-a-kind dumplings and perfectly balanced sweet and savory creations. Aside from the aesthetics, Wong attributes the magic of her dishes to the local purveyors who grow, pound and ferment the ingredients.
When we think of the modern-day woman, we think of Hawaiian Airlines Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong: an avant-garde entrepreneur, a new mom of a beautiful baby boy, and a true maestro at her craft.