Hawaiian Airlines Celebrating 75 Years in 2004 with Special Logo
HONOLULU, March 16, 2004 -- Hawaiian Airlines is introducing a special commemorative logo highlighting the company's 75th year of providing air service in Hawaii.
Hawaiian will mark its 75th anniversary on November 11, 2004.
The special logo is a brightly colored rendering of Hawaiian's first aircraft, a Sikorsky S-38 propeller plane, with a sun-drenched backdrop of Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki Beach.
“In this day and age, it's remarkable that any airline has been around for 75 years. We're tremendously proud of the important role that Hawaiian Airlines has played in the socio-economic development of Hawaii during our first 75 years,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and chief operating officer.
Dunkerley said the company is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with various promotions and events throughout 2004.
Starting this month, the 75th Anniversary logo will be featured on specially designed shirts, buttons, and other commemorative logo items for Hawaiian's employees. The company will also use the special logo in various marketing venues to promote the Diamond Anniversary.
On November 11, 1929, Inter-Island Airways, as Hawaiian Airlines was known then, began commercial flights between the islands with two Sikorsky S-38 aircraft, which carried eight passengers and two crewmembers, and had a top cruising speed of 110 miles per hour.
The company officially changed its name to Hawaiian Airlines on October 1, 1941.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Business travelers recently surveyed byCondé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines as having the best in-flight service and meals of any U.S. carrier. Hawaiian was recently ranked fourth best in the nation overall by Travel + Leisure.
Celebrating its 75th year of continuous service, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways
than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee on May 16, 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no involvement in the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline.
Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available at www.HawaiianAir.com