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Updated: 7/23/2020, 5:35 p.m.


Hawaii has seen its highest daily case count yet today with 55 cases, the state Department of Health reports. The death toll also rose by one to 26. Fifty of the new cases are on Oahu, 3 are on Hawaii Island and 2 are on Maui.



DALLAS — American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and three smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in federal loans, a sign of the industry’s desperate fight to survive a downturn in air travel caused by the virus pandemic.

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We're counting down to June 16. That's when interisland travel restrictions will be relaxed and Hawaii moves one step closer to reopening transpacific flights.

Today we talk marketing strategies and have invited representatives from the airline, hotels and industry trackers to our round table talk.

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Updated: 6/2/2020, 11:58 a.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded one new coronavirus cases today, this one on Oahu, for another day of single or zero cases that have spurred reopenings across the state.

The state health department now reports the number of recorded cases at 653; deaths remain at 17. The case count for Oahu is at 422, Maui County at 120, Hawaii Island at 81 and Kauai at 20. There are 10 cases diagnosed out of state. Some 609 people have been released from isolation.


Hawaiian Airlines has announced enhanced policy changes requiring travelers to cover their faces with masks or cloths to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it will suspend some flights to Japan later this month amid travel fears in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Updated: 2/26/20, 12:35 p.m.

Hawaiian Airlines announced Wednesday that it is suspending its flights to South Korea starting March 2 and extending to April 30 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in that country.

Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Update: 2/17/20, 1:58 p.m.

Officials say Hawaii still has no reported case of coronavirus, although a couple visiting from Japan who traveled in the islands and returned to Nagoya on a Delta Airlines flight earlier this month was confirmed to have the illness.

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Southwest Airlines is scheduled to begin service between Sacramento and Hawaii on Sunday, part of its expanding flight schedule in the islands since entering the market and challenging local leader Hawaiian Airlines earlier this year.

Catherine Cruz / HPR

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is giving tentative approval to Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines working more closely together but won’t give the airlines antitrust immunity.


Updated: Aug. 23, 7:40 a.m.

HONOLULU — A faulty engine seal has been blamed for an emergency on a Hawaiian Airlines flight Thursday that sent seven people to the hospital after smoke filled the cabin of a plane from California to Hawaii.

Working out the playlist for another Hawaiian Airlines inflight radio show this evening on Bridging the Gap... which means it's a collection of favorite songs entirely from independent artists.

As you may have discovered…
I have a one-hour inflight version of this show on Hawaiian Airlines that’s on any of the flights around the world (but not on inter-island hops… as it’s just enough time to drink that little juice and land). So this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be some of the music that is going into the next inflight session, and selections from the previous show.

Hawaiian Airlines Lowers Prices As Southwest Enters Market

Mar 13, 2019

Hawaiian Airlines has dropped prices for some flights as Southwest Airlines enters the Hawaiʻi market.

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We have certainly heard a lot about climate change and like it or not, we are having to adapt to extreme weather patterns.  Today's show looks at carbon and ways to offset the pollution generated.  How do polluters pay for creating damaging carbon emissions?  We try to understand the situation and explore possible solutions this hour.    

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Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines are teaming up in a joint venture to keep up with some very big competition.

Ryan Finnerty / Hawaii Public Radio

If you’ve ever ordered anything online, you know that shipping to Hawaii can take a while. That is because the vast majority of goods in Hawaii came here on a ship. But the share delivered by air has been growing steadily for almost 30 years.

In fact, Hawaiian Airlines is the nation’s oldest air cargo carrier. It was issued the first-ever certificate for air freight back during World War Two. This week the company debuted a new fleet of inter-island cargo planes

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaiian Airlines launched a new service to the West Coast on the mainland. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

For airlines, the single biggest purchase they'll make are the planes themselves. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more on how Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines approached their choices.

Wayne Yoshioka

In March there will be a change at the top of Hawaiian Airlines. The company’s chief commercial officer is stepping up to become CEO. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Hawaiian Airlines in Transition

Nov 17, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaiian Airlines introduced its new mid-range aircraft for West Coast mainland flights today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Global Tourism Summit: Japan #1 for Hawai'i

Sep 20, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

It was Day Two of the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu and time to focus on Hawai’i’s number one international market.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Perpetual Tourist / Flickr

There aren’t many publicly traded companies headquartered in Hawaii – just 16, since Maui-based Code Rebel recently went public. Overall, how are they performing? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

As recently as the 1990s, stockbroker Randy Havre offered a Hawaii fund, that is a portfolio of stocks, through which people could invest in all of Hawaii’s publicly traded companies. He no longer offers that fund. Due to mergers and acquisitions, the number of companies has shrunk to just 16.

Ohana by Hawaiian Airlines begins flights to Molokai

Feb 17, 2014
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Hawaiian Airlines

  Hawaiian Airlines' new service, `Ohana by Hawaiian, begins flights to Molokai and Lanai next month. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

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Hawai Public Radio


This morning Hawaii Public Radio hosted a press conference to announce the debut of the Radio Flyers Program.

Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaiian Airlines and The Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children are combining forces in this unique charitable contribution.