Hawaiian Airlines have been an integral part of life in Hawaii for generations. Starting out with an original fleet consisting of just two 8-seater Sikorsky aircraft and a Bellanca monoplane in 1929; they’ve now grown to Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving airline.
And amazing the original Bellanca has been restored in Oregon and is flying with the airline today!
(All photography courtesy of Hawaiian AIrlines)
Not only do Hawaiian Airlines fly between all six islands, they offer non-stop service from Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, Korea, China and North America to Hawaii by operating over 170 flights per day and carrying over 10 million guests per year!
We take a snapshot look at the airline’s milestones over the past 88 years:
1929 – First scheduled flight on 11th November
1935 – Fleet expanded to include a 16-passenger Sikorsky S-43s
1938 – 28,000 passengers carried
1941 – Rebranded to Hawaiian Airlines
1942 – Air Cargo Pioneer (Hawaiian Airlines holds U.S Cargo service certificate #1)
1943 – First stewardesses hired
1953 – First airline to have pressurized, air-conditioned cabin service
1960 – Commercial jet service from Los Angeles to Hawaii begins
1973 – Pualani (flower of the sky) and new unified livery introduced into branding
1979 – All-female crew made history!
1998 – HawaiianMiles Introduced
2009 – 80th Anniversary is celebrated
On top of these milestones, the airline currently holds awards for World’s Most Punctual Airline, Best Airline Staff – North America and Best Leisure Airline; and has been awarded over the years by the likes of Conde Nast Traveler, U.S. Department of Transportation, Global Traveler and Forbes.
Hawaiian Airlines are proud sponsors of Global 2017 and are looking forward to welcoming you on board!
About the Author
Becca is an avid traveller, a trained copywriter and one of Australia’s leading video marketers. As a creative content producer she’s pumped to be engaging, entertaining and intriguing the FCTG nations with written and visual communications in the run up to Global.