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Southwest’s Hawaii Flights Delayed Even Further Due to Shutdown

Southwest Airlines has announced that its proposed flights to Hawaii will be delayed even further due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. The carrier is planning to start service to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai from the Californian cities of San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose and Oakland, joining the long list of airlines currently flying between the mainland and Hawaii. The airline has claimed that its facilities, staff, equipment and flight schedules are ready for the commencement…

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Farewell to Boeing 767 Fleet

Earlier this week Hawaiian Airlines retired its last Boeing 767-300ER from its fleet. The last aircraft, tail number N594HA, flew its final commercial flight on Monday, Jan. 7 arriving in Honolulu from Sacramento. Guests were greeted by Hawaiian agents on arrival and were given traditional Hawaiian lei as they deplaned.…

Hawaiian and JetBlue Expand Partnership

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways have announced an expansion to their existing codeshare partnership. The expansion will open up flights on Hawaiian to numerous destinations on the eastern U.S. The expanded options take advantage of Hawaiian's new flight between Honolulu and Boston Logan, starting in early April. When started, the…

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New Longest Domestic Flight in the…

Passengers in New England just gained yet another option for travel to the U.S.'s own paradise as Hawaiian Airlines announced Friday that the airline will launch flights from the airline's hub in Honolulu to Boston next April. Boston will be the airline's 14th destination in the mainland U.S. and the…

Hawaiian Airlines Inaugurates Service to Long Beach with New A321neo

Southern California flyers now have a new link to Hawaii as Hawaiian Airlines has officially inaugurated service to Long Beach Airport. The airport, located in southeast Los Angeles County, is the newest Californian destination for Hawaiian with the airport receiving daily non-stop service to Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.…

A Look at Southwest’s Upcoming Hawaii Flights

Last October, Southwest Airlines confirmed its intentions to begin flights to Hawaii in the future, following years of speculation. Last week during an earnings call, the airline released more information with Southwest’s chairman and CEO Gary Kelly announcing that flights would begin in late 2018, though the launch may be…

Transfer of Power: How Kailua-Kona Became Hawai’i’s Main Gateway to…

While airports that serve the same markets tend to get along, one almost always excels compared to the other. Chicago's O’Hare and Orlando International Airport are two examples of airports that tower over their smaller counterparts like Chicago-Midway and Orlando-Sanford, respectively. However, in Hawaii on the main island of Hawai’i,…

Mokulele Airlines Chosen to Serve Kalaupapa

Honolulu based Mokulele Airlines has been chosen by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve Kalaupapa, located on the island of Moloka’i. The route between Honolulu and Kalaupapa is an Essential Air Service route, a route where the airline normally receives a subsidy from the government to operate it. However,…

Polynesian Parcels: The Cargo Carriers of Hawaii

While the Hawaiian islands have seen their fair share of commercial carrier disappear in the past ten years, the Polynesian cargo market continues to prove to be highly competitive. Even though the island state receives service from the U.S. mainland with airlines like FedEx, UPS, and Kalitta-Pacific Air Cargo as well…

The Hero We Never Expected: The Rise of the Airbus…

When I was younger, I sought to fly on as many aircraft types as I possibly could. As an infrequent flyer at the time, every new plane I flew on was special. Planning my future travel and thinking back on my younger self, I am reminded of one aircraft that…