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Hawaii’s Island Air Ceases Operations After 37 Years

On Friday, Hawaii's second-largest carrier, Island Air, announced that it would cease all operations effective Saturday morning. The airline's cessation comes a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The news was unexpected as the airline recently added new Bombardier Q400 aircraft to their fleet in September. The airline's final flight will be from Kahului Airport to Honolulu International Airport on the night of Nov10, landing at 10:49 p.m. local time. The airline will officially cease to exist at 12:01…

Photos: Hawaiian Airlines Recieves First Airbus A321neo

Hawaiian Airlines recently took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. A team of the airline’s employees flew to Hamburg to pick up the aircraft, sporting Hawaiian’s newly revised livery. With the first aircraft delivered, Hawaiian has an additional 17 airplanes currently on order. Deliveries of the enhanced A321 aircraft…

Southwest Airlines Announces Intention to Serve Hawaii Following Years of…

For years now, enthusiasts, frequent fliers, and the airline industry as a whole have been speculating that Southwest Airlines would at some point commence service to Hawaii, the U.S. state located 2,390 miles from California. You heard that right. We’re thrilled to share our intention to bring our world-famous hospitality…

United Celebrates 70 Years of Service to Hawaii by Increasing…

Celebrating 70 years of service to the islands of Hawaii, Chicago-based United Airlines announced an increase of service in flights connecting the mainland and Hawaii on Tuesday. Beginning December 20, United plans to increase service to other destinations in Hawaii from Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Currently, United…

Southwest Hopes to Bring The ‘LUV’ to HawaiI

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines' CEO Gary Kelly addressed airline shareholders at its annual meeting in Phoenix. At the meeting, Kelly addressed various goals and the growth plan for Southwest going forward. One of the key points was the airline's future growth and possible expansion to Hawaii. The island state is…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces A321neo Cabin Design, Outlines Preliminary Delivery Timeline

In an announcement made at the sixth annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines, revealed its distinctive cabin design for their new A321neo fleet arriving later this year. In an attempt to keep with their design language of "Earth, Sea, and Sky," the carrier teamed up with…