News
Trulli
Hawaiian Airlines aircraft in Honolulu (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Hawaiian Suspends Inter-Island Passenger and Cargo Flights to Molokai, Lanai

Hawaiian Airlines is indefinitely suspending inter-island services from Honolulu to Moloka‘i, Hawaii and Lāna‘i, Hawaii. The services are operated by its fully-integrated subsidiary carrier, 'Ohana by Hawaiian. The suspension, which starts Nov. 1, includes not only passenger services but also cargo-only services within the Hawaiian Islands. Due to low demand across its inter-island network, Hawaiian Airlines made the decision to suspend 'Ohana by Hawaiian service between Honolulu and Kapalua, Hawaii — located in West Maui — earlier in March. It…

United Boosts International Network Amid Pandemic

While airlines brace for the possibility of upcoming layoffs, United Airlines has once again unveiled a list of new routes set to begin in the coming months. The carrier is well-known for engaging the public when it comes to its route announcements, from crossword puzzles with city names to short…

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Furloughs

While leisure travel has had a slight increase in the United States over the past few months, one state and its main airline have not been able to see the same growth. Hawaiian Airlines has suffered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a lack of demand and strict…

Trip Report: Flying Mokulele in the States

Essential Air Service (EAS) routes are vital to providing airline routes to small communities around the country. While some states have many cities that qualify, some have only one or two. The state of California currently has three EAS cities: Imperial, Merced and Crescent City. I found myself looking through…

Hawaiian Increases Domestic and Inter-Island Schedule

Demand for travel to the Hawaiian islands plummeted at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The island’s government-mandated a fourteen-day quarantine for arrivals to the island chain, as well as a quarantine requirement for inter-island travel. However, the government of Hawaii has decided to begin to gradually relax these restrictions…

Hawaiian Expands Inter-Island Flights as State’s Economy Reopens

As many residents of Hawaii begin their plans to reconnect with family and friends across the state, following the end of the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland passengers, Hawaiian Airlines unveiled its plans to increase flight operations on the island. Since late March,  the Honolulu-based airline has been operating a…

Interview: “Stronger Together” Commuter Airlines Announce Merger

Yet another set of U.S. airlines has merged, but unless you live on the island state of Hawaii you probably won’t notice a difference. On June 4, 2020, the merger between Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air was announced via Southern Airways Express media platforms. Southern Air acquired Mokulele back…

Hawaiian Airlines Records Strong Fourth Quarter Financial Returns

Hawaiian Airlines, owned by Hawaiian Holdings Inc., has posted a strong fourth quarter financial report for 2019, recording a $49.7 million net income, $18.1 million gain compared to the same period in 2018 with a net income of $31.6 million. The pre-tax margin was recorded at 9.6 percent, 3.6 percent…

Hawaiian Airlines Set to Become Next U.S. Airline to Face…

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants dealt their employer a major defeat on Wednesday when they voted to authorize a strike if negotiations between union and company representatives continue to prove unfruitful. Nearly 96 percent of union members participated in the vote which, according to the union, was approved by 99.9 percent…

Southwest Adds Second Wave of Expansion in Hawaii

Southwest just announced the expansion of Hawaii operation, with new services to, from and within the islands starting in January 2020. A new daily flight will cover the route between Sacramento and Honolulu. In addition, new service nonstop between Oakland and San Jose, and both Kauai and the Island of Hawaii will provide a network…