[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones of Hawaiian Airlines, America's most loved domestic airline in 94 years of development (1929)


(worldkings.org) Hawaiian Airlines is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is the tenth-largest commercial airline in the United States and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The airline operates its main hub at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on the island of Oʻahu.

Hawaiian Airlines operates flights to Asia, American Samoa, Australia, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the United States mainland. Hawaiian Airlines is owned by Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. of which Peter R. Ingram is the current president and chief executive officer. Hawaiian is the oldest American carrier that has never had a fatal accident or a hull loss throughout its history, and frequently tops the on-time carrier list in the United States, as well as the fewest cancellations, over sales, and baggage handling issues.



The company’s milestones:

1929: Inter-Island Airways was incorporated on the 30th of January, 1929, starting operations in early October, 1929, using a Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker to provide short sightseeing flights over O’ahu.

1941: The name changes to Hawaiian Airlines.

1966: Hawaiian Airlines introduced its first pure jet inter-island aircraft, the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, reducing travel time between the islands to a mere 20 to 30 minutes.

1984: Hawaiian began to provide worldwide charter services with three long-range DC-8 jets, scheduled service to Pago Pago starting soon after their addition into the fleet.



1990: The international travel and hospitality publication Condé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines one of the world’s safest airlines.

2003: Hawaiian Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but continued operations.

2005: The company emerged from bankruptcy protection, and continued operations keeping its safety record clean and adding new aircraft to the fleet.

2006: Hawaiian Airlines expanded service between the US mainland and Hawaii in anticipation of the induction of four additional Boeing 767-300 aircraft, primarily focused on expanding non-stop service to Kahului Airport from San Diego, Seattle, and Portland.

2008: Hawaiian Airlines was the U.S. best carrier, according to Airline Quality Rating (AQR), a study conducted by Wichita State University and Purdue University.



2011: Hawaiian Airlines was the most on-time airline for the 8th year in a row, according to DOT’s Air Travel Consumer Report.

2013: New nonstop service between Honolulu and Auckland began, making Hawaiian Airlines the only U.S carrier to fly to New Zealand.

2017: Hawaiian Airlines unveiled a new brand, livery, and logo.

2019: Hawaiian Airlines launched Boston – Honolulu non-stop service, the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in US history.

2021: Hawaiian Airlines launched three new nonstop routes, Honolulu – Orlando, Honolulu – Ontario, and Maui – Long Beach.

2023: Hawaiian Airlines has introduced the new "Leihōkū Suites" on their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. These suites offer a space with fully lie-flat seating, an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, personal outlets, wireless charging, and direct aisle access.

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