Hawaiian Airlines was congenital on January 30, 1929 beneath the name Inter-Island Airways Ltd. That year, bags aggregate in Honolulu to attestant the abandonment of Hawaii’s aboriginal appointed inter-island flights to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. The agile was comprised of two eight-passenger Sikorsky S-38 amphibian planes; six years later, beyond 16-passenger Sikorsky S-43s were added to board added cartage and anew accustomed inter-island airmail service.
In 1941, Inter-Island afflicted its name to Hawaiian Airlines and alien the 24-passenger DC-3 into Hawaiian skies. This aerial crammer was the mainstay of our agile and became basic during wartime operations if all inter-island cartage was placed beneath aggressive control.
The appearance of bartering jet account in the 1960s resulted in badly added air cartage to and from Hawaii. In 1966, we added our aboriginal authentic jet inter-island aircraft, the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. Biking time amid the islands was bargain to a simple 20-30 minutes, acceptance association and visitors aberrant admission to adjoining islands. The afterward two decades would see the accession of apple allotment service, circadian flights to the west coast, and appointed account throughout the South Pacific.
Our absolute assurance and exceptional account started communicable the absorption of all-embracing biking publications, causing Conde Nast Traveler to amount us one of the word’s safest airlines in 1990. The awards accept been advancing in steadily anytime since—check out Awards and Recognition to see what we mean.
Fast advanced to 2001. We began a absolute agile addition affairs with the supply of 13 new Boeing 717-200 aircraft that would absolutely alter our DC-9 fleet. In 2002 and 2003, we absolutely replaced our widebody DC-10 agile with 14 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Even added recently, we added our aboriginal all-embracing Airbus A330-200 aircraft in April 2010 (with affairs to add 27 added by the end of the decade). As a result, Hawaiian Airlines’ agile is now a part of the youngest in the industry.
Today, Hawaiian Airlines carries an boilerplate 8 actor barter a year and serves 20 calm and all-embracing destinations in the Pacific region. In North America, it provides circadian account to Hawaii from added cities than any added airline. While affluence has afflicted throughout the years, one affair hasn’t: our charge to service, safety, and the spirit of aloha.