One being asked about what he feels hearing the word "Hawaii" would certainly say "vacation". But what do we say about Hawaii Airlines? It is often called HAL for short, and it is one of the two airlines, which serve Hawaian locals and tourists. Is that all?
First of all, if you look at the world top list of airlines, you'll see that Hawaiian Airlines is the twelfth there. This is a significant point. Not every airline can reach such status, especially in the world. With such start, it is natural, that it is number one airline at Hawaii.
The history of Hawaiian Airlines began in 1929 with the name Inter-Island Airways Ltd. and two amphibian planes Sikorsky S-38. In 80s they connected the Hawaii islands and Western Coast of the United States. Hawaiian Airlines was included in "10 Best" United States airlines according to decision of readers of "Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure".
It has far more awards, international too. For example, Hawaiian Airlines was granted with Avion Award for excellence in 1999. The brightest moment in the history of this airline was in 1997, when the International Inflight Food Service (IFSA) presented its President's Award to Hawaiian Airlines for their Coach class service quality in the West Coast-Hawaii sector.
Unfortunately, there were dark days for this company as well. In March 2003 it fell into abyss of bankruptcy, but in 2005 already it was reorganized, without stopping flights. Hawaii Airlines is the local air carrier. You can reach all the big Hawaiian Islands, make an air trip on Tahiti, and fly to American Samoa or Sydney with Hawaiian Airlines. You can also use this airline's roots to arrive to Seattle and Portland, Sacramento and San Francisco, San Jose and Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles, and sometimes see Kahului on a halfway.
Of course, you needn't go to the airport to book a ticket or reserve a seat in the plane - on their website you can do it without leaving your home. Here you can learn about flights schedule and special offers from Hawaiian Airlines. All the flights are made on Boeings 717 and rather new and quiet 767 - these ones are modified for maximal range flights.
With smiling, polite crew and great deal of different service features, like various drinks and beverages, amenities and perks, you can rely on a comfort travelling. An interesting detail - you can find in a list of drinks a strange acronym POG. This is the name of a special Hawaiian Airlines drink, which is a marvelous mix of Passion, Orange and Guava juices, which is very popular among passengers.
Hawaiian Airlines could not be Hawaiian without special Hawaiian features. You will be met with traditional hospitality, warmth and famous 'Kismet Pareos' - Hawaiian flower leis, a sign of love. Of course, for worldwide business trips you will choose some other airline, like Northwest or Continental Airlines. But nevertheless, Hawaiian Airlines imply incredible vacation.