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The Next Best Option: What is Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 717 Replacement?

While the narrowbody market tends to show the overarching use that the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 can bring to an airline, there are some narrowbody holes that are slowly being exposed as older model aircraft age. One example is the Boeing 757, whose versatility has proven that no one aircraft can replace it. Another much less common one is the Hawaiian Airlines inter-island fleet of Boeing 717s, which are starting to show age with the airline claiming there is…

A Ramp Agent’s Response to Uproar of Hawaiian Video

A video posted on Twitter by Australia's The Courier-Mail reporter Vanessa Marsh on her account @vanessaleemarsh earlier this month recently caught the public’s attention. The video shows a Honolulu International Airport ramp agent working a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Phoenix unceremoniously toss luggage down a slide attached to the jet…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces Hawaiian Announcements Onboard Flights

In a new initiative to immerse its passengers into Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian Airlines initiated its first Hawaiian language flight. Hawaiian Airlines flight 18 from Honolulu to Las Vegas became the first mainland-bound flight operated by the airline in which the Hawaiian language was spoken for cabin announcements. Additionally, announcements at…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

Hawaiian Confirms Order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft, Squashes…

Hawaiian Airlines has officially announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and the option for an additional 10 aircraft on Tuesday, effectively ending Airbus' plans to deliver an A330-800 aircraft in the near future.  “We were in the enviable position of choosing between two outstanding models for our…

Trip Report: Hawaiian Island-Hopping on Hawaiian Airlines

While the typical U.S. traveler may complain about the decline in airline competition in the mainland United States over the last few years, Hawaiians have experienced even more challenges. Carriers like go!, Aloha and Island Air have collapsed, paving the way for Hawaiian Airlines to stand mostly uncontested on inter-island routes.…

Opinion: Hawaiian Airlines Should Carefully Consider Basic Economy

Hawaiian Airlines is debating introducing basic economy on many of its flights. While basic economy fares have been permeating the US domestic markets through the efforts of the three major domestic carriers, Hawaiian Airlines has been quiet on this topic until now. Basic Economy's Push to Buy Up Airline executives…

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Since 2005 to Retire in March 2018

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley announced he would retire from the airline in March. Dunkerley has been CEO of Hawaiian since 2005 and is one of the longest-tenured airline CEOs in the industry. He has enabled great change for the island carrier, helping to transform the…

Hawaiian Airlines to Debut New Texting Service for Passengers

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines is partnering with LivePerson, Inc., a cloud mobile and online messaging solutions provider, to provide two-way SMS messaging for its passengers. With customer service issues among airlines on the rise lately, Hawaiian hopes to offer a more personal experience for its passengers, by allowing them to respond…

An Up-Close Look: Hawaiian Introduces Refreshed Brand and Livery

Over the past few years, we have seen many new liveries introduced to the skies as airlines race to update their brand and create a more modern image for themselves. Some airlines like Alaska Airlines and Air Canada have made drastic changes, while others such as Sun Country and Allegiant…