The inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight from Austin departed on April 22 and received a celebratory water cannon salute. (Photo: Austin Airport)

Interview: Hawaiian CEO Talks Austin, Future U.S. Growth

After a year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic which crippled leisure and business demand as a result of border closures, a wide-body commercial jet was finally seen landing in Austin in late April. Interestingly, the wide-body jet spotted at the airport wasn’t sporting the typical Union Jack tail or blue Crane that one would typically see on a wide-body jet in Austin. Instead, a vibrant Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 touched down on runway 18R following a nearly eight-hour flight…