Pioneer Airlines

Inter-Island Airways/Hawaiian Airlines

Inter-Island Airways inaugurated Hawaii’s first commercial interisland passenger service on November 11, 1929 using two Sikorsky S-38 amphibians planes. They later changed their name to Hawaiian Airlines.

Pan American Airways

Pan American Airways made its inaugural trans-Pacific service to Asia through Honolulu on April 17, 1935 in the S-42 Pioneer Clipper. On November 23, 1935 the China Clipper arrived in Hawaii with the first air mail.

Aloha Airlines

Trans-Pacific Airlines, later renamed Aloha Airlines, began interisland service in 1946.

Andrew Flying Service

Andrew Flying Service began in 1932.

British Overseas Airways Corp.

BOAC launched service to Honolulu on August 23, 1959.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines

Canadian Pacific Air Lines inaugurated service to Honolulu on July 13, 1949.

Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines inaugurated service to Honolulu on September 2, 1964.


EVA Air launched Hawaii flights in 1994.

Gambo Flying Service

Gambo Flying Service was started in 1939.

Japan Air Lines

Japan Air Lines inaugurated service between Tokyo, Honolulu and San Francisco in 1954.

Northwest Orient Airlines

Northwest Orient Airlines began serving Hawaii on December 22, 1948.


Omni Air began service to Hawaii in 1998.

Philippine Air Lines

Philippine Air Lines began service to Hawaii in 1947.


Qantas flew its first flight into Honolulu on September 26, 1941.


TEAL inaugurated passenger service to Hawaii

Trans International Airlines

Trans International Airlines inaugurated service to Hawaii in 1950.

United Air Lines

United Airlines began service to Honolulu on May 1, 1947.

World Airways

World Airways began service to Hawaii in 1956.