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.
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.
Lee Anne Wong’s Farmers’ Market Must-Haves
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.
Annual Back-to-School Brigade Helps Equip Keiki for Success
Organize your binders, sharpen your pencils and pack your bookbags, it’s back-to-school season! Hawaiian Airlines recently partnered with Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving military families, for its Back-to-School Brigade! The annual nationwide school supply drive and distribution campaign provides keiki (children) with free supplies for the new school year.
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.
Going With Your Gut
When Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Wesley Hirata spotted an older Asian man boarding a recent Los Angeles to Honolulu flight with three Caucasian girls, something didn’t feel right.
How Flying with Hawaiian Airlines Got Even Greener
Mālama means to take care of, tend, protect, save, and maintain. It’s a value intrinsic to Hawai’i’s culture and alludes to a greater responsibility we all have during our time on Earth. At Hawaiian Airlines, caring for our island home is a core value that drives us to adopt eco-friendlier practices throughout our company.
How to Be an Eco-Traveler with Raw Elements USA
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.
Announcing our CeLEIbrate Aloha Photo Contest Winners!
After reading through nearly 10,000 heartwarming, aloha-filled submissions, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of Hawaiian Airlines’ CeLEIbrate Aloha Photo Contest! Please join us in congratulating our grand-prize winner, Sharyce M. from our hometown, Honolulu! The Instagram contest kicked off May 1, also known as Lei Day, one of the most beloved island holidays when friends and family gift each other lei as a symbol of sharing love and compassion.