Since taking off in 1929, this 90-year-old, award-winning US airline has enjoyed an unrivalled reputation for service, timeliness and safety. Add a dash of Polynesian flair and mystique and you have an irresistible package.
Hawaiian Airlines flies daily from Sydney and three times weekly from Brisbane to Honolulu. From there, you can fly to neighbouring islands, with approximately 160 jet flights daily to Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Island (Kona and Hilo), as well as turboprop flights to Molokai and Lanai. The Hawaiian Islands offer so much for visitors to experience, with each island boasting its own charm and attraction. Island hopping is the ideal way to see multiple islands during your stay.
Why not optimise your holiday experience and combine Hawaii with mainland USA. Experience the laid back vibe and culture of an island getaway, then change up the pace with bustling cities packed full of activity. For onward travel to the USA, Hawaiian Airlines offers non-stop flights from Honolulu to Boston, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle. Hawaiian Airlines also offers direct access into Hawaii’s neighbouring islands from the US west coast.
The near-new Plumeria Lounge at Honolulu Airport offers snacks and drinks, including La Tour Cafe’s fresh pastries and Maui Brewing Co’s craft beer, to business class guests travelling on international flights. Passengers in economy can purchase access from as little as US$30 depending on your ticket class. In Australia, business class guests can access the Plaza Premium lounge in Brisbane and the Qantas Business lounge in Sydney.
As an enhancement to regular economy, Hawaiian Airlines offers an ‘Extra Comfort’ option, a popular choice with customers flying to Hawaii. For a relatively small additional charge, you can enjoy 127mm of extra legroom, priority security and boarding, a personal power outlet, on-demand in-seat entertainment and a stylish amenity kit.
Fly business class and you’ll enjoy lie-flat seating, express check-in and boarding, lounge access, exclusive Sig Zane amenities, in-flight entertainment on nextgeneration large-format tablets as well as Hawaiian’s award-winning regional cuisine and unlimited in-flight beverage service.
From the moment you step on board your Hawaiian Airlines flight, you are embraced by the airline’s signature mea ho’okipa (I am host) hospitality with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii is renowned for its shopping, from it's numerous shopping malls to its more traditional bazaars and local markets. You'll want to pick up more than a few things to remember your trip by, be it luxury branded items from a premium outlet, to something more local (theres a good chance you'll actually get to meet the person that made it). Throughout the islands you’ll also find independent galleries and boutiques. Whatever your style of shopping, taking home the extra luggage won't be a problem with Hawaiian Airlines' generous baggage allowance of 64kg per person (2 x 32kg bags).
You can also enjoy complimentary entertainment, drinks and meals designed exclusively by Hawaii’s acclaimed Chef Lee Anne Wong, owner and head chef of island-style brunch house, Koko Head Cafe, in Honolulu.
Hawaiian Airlines’ Executive Chef, Lee Anne Wong’s Top Dining Tips for Oahu
BREAKFAST: Try local, chef-driven breakfasts at a few of my favourite places: The Nook, Over Easy, and of course, Koko Head Cafe!
FARMER’S MARKETS: Try the famous Saturday market at the Kapiolani Community College or the Saturday market in Kaka’ako for fresh local produce and artisan delights.
FOOD TRUCKS: Sample the offerings at the colourful food trucks and shrimp trucks found along Oahu’s North Shore.
HONOLULU’S CHINATOWN: Here you will discover modern gourmet concepts by some of Oahu’s most talented chefs. The Pig and the Lady, Pai, Restaurant Senia, Fete, Encore, Hachibei, Rangoon, Lucky Belly, and Livestock Tavern are all within a few blocks of each other.