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ROUTES Apr 09, 2024 United's Island Hopper Adventure: 7 Pacific Islands in 15 Hours on a Boeing 737 When it comes to serving remote communities, airlines are sometimes the only means to provide vital resources to these places. One such example is the "Island Hopper", a service by United Airlines from Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) that stops in various Pacific islands. Read More →
NEWS Mar 04, 2024 The Pac-12's Collapse: College Sports Teams Now Face Longer Flights to Games College football is going through rapid changes as teams from the Pac-12 Conference prepare to enter new conferences in the 2024-25 academic year. However, the long distance from the West Coast to the locations of the other schools in the Big 12, Big Ten, and Atlantic Coast Conference creates a logistical headache for athletic directors nationwide. These changes will create long journeys for these former Pac-12 teams to attend away games. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Fleet Hawaiian Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on February 23. With registration N781HA, the aircraft arrived at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina on February 14. Boeing has a facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, that serves as the final assembly and delivery point for the 787 Dreamliner family. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Shareholders Approve Proposed Acquisition by Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Airlines shareholders voted to approve the merger with Alaska Airlines on February 16. Although the deal remains subject to regulatory approvals, it is expected to be completed between 12 to 18 months. Under the merger, Alaska Airlines will acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion.  Read More →
ROUTES Feb 17, 2024 Delta Air Lines Announces New Routes to Hawaii and Miami, Including Flights From Boston to Honolulu Delta Air Lines will launch flights between Boston (BOS) and Honolulu (HNL) and between Seattle (SEA) and Miami (MIA) next winter. The airline will now have direct flights to Hawaii from its Boston hub, while Miami will have nonstop flights to all nine Delta hubs. Other cities will also receive new flights. Read More →
NEWS Feb 14, 2024 FAA Investigating Incident Involving Two Men Fighting on Southwest Airlines Flight to Hawaii The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a fight that broke out on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight to Hawaii on February 12. Two passengers onboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1288 (WN 1288) from Oakland (OAK) to Lihue (LIH) when two men started arguing and throwing punches at each other. This disturbance prompted the cabin crew and passengers surrounding the two unruly passengers to step in and break up the fight before it escalated further. Read More →
NEWS Jan 29, 2024 Six People Hospitalized After American Airlines Flight Makes Hard Landing in Hawaii The hard landing of an American Airlines flight at Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui led to six people being hospitalized on January 27. American Airlines flight 271 (AA 271) flew from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and landed at the main airport serving Maui at approximately 2:00 p.m. local time. The hard landing created minor injuries for one passenger and five flight attendants. All six people were later released from the hospital. Read More →
NEWS Jan 18, 2024 Hawaiian-Alaska Merger Halted Amid Lawsuit by Company Shareholder In December, Alaska Airlines announced plans to merge with Hawaiian Airlines. If this merger were approved, the airlines of the 49th and 50th U.S. states would join forces, albeit remaining separate entities. Despite this, a Hawaiian Airlines stakeholder filed a lawsuit against the merger to prevent it from proceeding. Read More →
NEWS Dec 03, 2023 Alaska Airlines Buys Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 Billion Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have announced that they have entered into a conclusive agreement to merge the two airlines in a $1.9 billion deal. The merger is expected to impact employees and communities in Alaska and Hawaii positively. Both carriers have a rich history filled with amazing stories of innovation and commitment to their passengers. Read More →
NEWS Dec 02, 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Flight Collides with a Tug Vehicle On November 30, 2023, Hawaiian Airlines flight 105, a Boeing 717 (N494HA), collided with a tug vehicle while taxiing at Kahului Airport (OGG) on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The collision occurred at approximately 6:00 AM local time. Read More →