It’s safe to say 2019 was among the most eventful years Hawaiian Airlines has had in nine decades.
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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.
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.
It was the summer of 1958 and Waikīkī was bustling with Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants and travel experts from around the country.
Amid our 90th-year-of-service celebration, we tasked our archivist with selecting his favorite artifacts in his historical collection to create the first-ever Heritage Pop-Up Showcase, a mini-museum at our company’s Honolulu headquarters.
Love our new non-stop service between Boston and Honolulu? We do too! However, did you know that Boston Logan International Airport welcomed Pualani to its runway well before our inaugural, regularly scheduled commercial flight on April 4?
Did you know: Hawaiian Airlines is the first carrier to have operated scheduled U.S. air cargo flights and we still hold the nation’s first cargo service certificate.