Special Music CD Offer With Hilo Hattie Features Legendary Hawaii Artists
HONOLULU -- In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Hawaiian Airlines has teamed up with Hilo Hattie to offer a limited edition, commemorative music CD featuring timeless classics from some of Hawaii's greatest performers.
The “75th Anniversary Hawaiian Airlines Music Collection” is available for free to customers of Hawaiian with any purchase of $50 or more at Hilo Hattie stores in Hawaii, Orange County (CA), and Las Vegas. Through July 7, while supplies last, passengers aboard Hawaiian's interisland and inbound flights from its eight mainland U.S. cities will receive special certificates they can redeem at Hilo Hattie to obtain the CD.
The music collection showcases 14 island favorites performed by Hawaii legends:
- Kawaipunahele – Keali‘i Reichel
- Kawika – The Sunday Manoa
- Pua ‘Ahihi – The Kahauanu Lake Trio
- Ho‘onanea – Lena Machado
- Nohili E – The Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau (featuring Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole)
- ‘Alika – Genoa Keawe
- Ku‘u Home O Kahalu‘u – Olomana
- I Kona – Na Leo Kane O Punahele (featuring Ledward Ka‘apana)
- Waimanalo Blues – Country Comfort
- Hi‘ilawe – Gabby Pahinui
- Waikiki – Andy Cummings
- Ahe Lau Makani – Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii
- Kalama‘ula – George Helm
- Aloha ‘Oe – Alfred Apaka
“This is the time-honored, traditional music of the islands that speaks to the heart of Hawaii and its people, beautiful and inspiring songs that generations have grown up with and treasured,” said Debbie Nakanelua-Richards, Hawaiian's manager of community and government affairs, and a co-producer of the special music CD.
“It's a privilege for Hawaiian Airlines to offer this special music collection as we celebrate our own proud legacy of serving Hawaii,” she added.
The accompanying 12-page CD jacket highlights the history behind Hawaii's music, and key moments during Hawaiian's first 75 years.
“Hawaiian Airlines has been an integral part of Hawaii's economy and history for the past 75 years,” said Paul deVille, president and CEO of Pomare, Ltd. dba Hilo Hattie, “and we are honored to participate with them in the launch of their 75th Hawaiian Collection CD ‘Follow Me Home.' Hawaiian Airlines has been one of our strongest marketing partners for many years and we congratulate them on this most prestigious 75th anniversary.”
Hawaiian will celebrate its 75th anniversary on November 11, 2004. The music CD is one of several promotions and special events planned in conjunction with 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 inaugural flight from Honolulu to Hilo, with a stop on Maui, took more than three hours.
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 Sydney, 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.