Hawaiian Airlines celebrates 85-year history

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Posted: Nov 12, 2014 10:37 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating 85 years of service.

Hawaii's first interisland passenger service was launched on Nov. 11, 1929 as Inter-Island Airways. The airline started with a flight from Honolulu to Hilo that took an hour and 40 minutes.

Inter-Island Airways changed its name to Hawaiian Airlines in 1941.

The airline is looking back on milestones including becoming America's first federally certified air cargo carrier in 1942 and becoming the national first airline to operate a commercial flight with an all-female flight crew in 1979.

Today, Hawaiian Airlines offers service to six of the eight Hawaiian islands, 11 international destinations and 11 U.S. mainland destinations.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.