Articles tagged “hawaiian airlines”

Hawaiian Airlines CEO on Staying Small While Withstanding Competition

Hawaiian Airlines CEO on Staying Small While Withstanding Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

In the airline industry, bigger is almost always better. But Hawaiian Airlines is betting its unique niche will help it as more competitors add capacity in its markets. Still, the airline could someday be a takeover target for another airline that wants to grow.

2 months ago

Hawaiian Airlines Promises It’s Ready for Whatever Southwest Plans

Hawaiian Airlines Promises It’s Ready for Whatever Southwest Plans

Brian Sumers, Skift

Hawaiian Airlines executives are talking a big game about how they're ready for competition from Southwest Airlines. Is it true? Or are Hawaiian's executives nervous behind the scenes as they prepare for Southwest's Hawaii expansion?

3 months ago

Southwest Will Fly Routes Between Hawaii Islands in Major Challenge to Hawaiian Airlines

Southwest Will Fly Routes Between Hawaii Islands in Major Challenge to Hawaiian Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest began its life in 1971 as a short-haul airline shuttling commuters around Texas. So perhaps it is fitting that it will try to do something similar in Hawaii. But expect Hawaiian Airlines to vigorously defend its turf.

4 months ago

Hawaiian Airlines Makes $2.8 Billion Boeing Dreamliner Deal

Hawaiian Airlines Makes $2.8 Billion Boeing Dreamliner Deal

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Looks like Boeing is still seeing big cash gains from its 787 Dreamliners, and that's bad news for the aircraft maker's biggest competitor.

5 months ago

Hawaiian Carrier Island Air Shuts Down

Hawaiian Carrier Island Air Shuts Down

Associated Press

This shutdown shouldn't affect flyers too much since Hawaiian Airlines operates most of the same routes. It does, however, create an opening for Southwest Airlines as it enters the Hawaiian market.

9 months ago

Southwest Airlines Considers Flying Short-Hops Between Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines Considers Flying Short-Hops Between Hawaiian Islands

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

For an airline, launching inter-island Hawaii flights sounds enticing. The weather is good, fares are relatively high, and demand is steady. But many carriers have failed in trying to build a franchise to compete with Hawaiian Airlines. It owns the market and has the right plane — the Boeing 717 — to serve it.

9 months ago

Island Air Files for Bankruptcy but Continues to Fly in Hawaii

Island Air Files for Bankruptcy but Continues to Fly in Hawaii

Associated Press

Since Aloha Airlines failed about a decade ago, Hawaiian Airlines has been the undisputed top carrier for short-haul Hawaii routes. If Island Air continues to struggle, Hawaiian could get stronger, but there's a major caveat. Southwest Airlines has said it might fly between the islands. Will it?

10 months ago

Hawaiian Airlines Is Handling Customer Service Inquiries Via Text Message

Hawaiian Airlines Is Handling Customer Service Inquiries Via Text Message

Brian Sumers, Skift

In the not too distant future, we expect bots will be sophisticated enough to handle almost all customer service inquires sent via text message. But we're not there yet, so it's refreshing Hawaiian Airlines is going with an all-human approach.

1 year ago

Hawaiian Airlines Changes Surfboard Policy After Wave of Complaints

Hawaiian Airlines Changes Surfboard Policy After Wave of Complaints

Associated Press

Mahalo to Hawaiian for acting on customer feedback.

1 year ago

Hawaiian Airlines Is First U.S. Airliner to Help Monitor Climate Change

Hawaiian Airlines Is First U.S. Airliner to Help Monitor Climate Change

Associated Press

The sprawling Pacific has few weather observation posts. To fill the gap, scientists are fitting air and pollution monitors onto commercial aircraft. Kudos to Hawaiian for being the first U.S. airline (and the seventh airliner worldwide) to participate.

1 year ago

Hawaiian Air Won’t Fly the Plane Expected to Revitalize Its Fleet Until 2018

Hawaiian Air Won’t Fly the Plane Expected to Revitalize Its Fleet Until 2018

Brian Sumers, Skift

A three-month delay isn't that big of a deal, but the timing isn't great for Hawaiian. The airline would have preferred to have some of its new A321neos in service by the fourth quarter, when demand for Hawaiian vacations picks up.

2 years ago

3 Airline CEOs Defend the Complexity of the Industry’s Technology Systems

3 Airline CEOs Defend the Complexity of the Industry’s Technology Systems

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's a bit of blaming the victim (the consumer) in these words. Few in the airline industry think carriers have solved their technology woes, so passengers can expect intermittent outages to continue for the foreseeable future.

2 years ago