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Hawaiian Airlines – Hawaii’s hometown carrier

Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian Airlines has a proud history of bringing travellers from around the world to the Hawaiian Islands. 


Hawaiian’s flights from Australia operate five times weekly from Sydney direct to Honolulu.



The overnight flights take off at 9.40pm, deliberately timed so that guests can land in Honolulu mid-morning, transfer to their hotels and be on the Waikiki sand by mid-afternoon. 


Flight HA452 operates non-stop from Sydney departing at 9:40pm every Tuesday, Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Honolulu at 11.30am. 


Flight HA451 returning to Australia operates five times weekly from Honolulu non-stop to Sydney, departing at 12.55pm every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, arriving in Honolulu at 7.45pm.


Hawaiian’s friendly crew welcome guests with warm and generous hospitality and the airline proudly showcases Hawaii through island-inspired complimentary meals, beers and cocktails and inflight entertainment selections include insights into the people, culture and attractions of Hawaii. 



Because Aussies love to shop, Hawaiian also offers an industry-leading free checked bag allowance of 64kilos per passenger (2 x 32kilo bags). Many Aussie visitors arrive with empty bags, heading home with bargains from Honolulu’s shopping malls and factory outlets.


First-time visitors to Hawaii often spend their time discovering Waikiki and the laid-back North Shore of Oahu, before taking a domestic flight to one of the neighbour islands. 


Hawaiian Airlines makes it easy to explore, operating more than130 flights a day, serving airports on four major islands. 


With Hawaii’s borders open again and flights operating after a nearly two-year hiatus, the fauna, flora and natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands is flourishing, and Hawaiian Airlines is encouraging visitors to ‘Travel Pono’ - to experience the islands safely and respectfully. 


Travel Pono means to explore with care, offering one’s kokua (help) to preserve Hawaii’s natural resources, cultures and communities.


Onboard transpacific flights, a specially produced a ‘Travel Pono’ video message features five Hawaiian Airlines crew members who also play a role in preservation, as a firefighter, volunteers for search and rescue operations and marine mammal protection, and a cultural practitioner. 


Together they share expert advice on ocean and hiking safety, conservation of endangered species and the environment, and cultural and community best practices. 


Around the world, wherever Hawaiian lands, the airline’s distinctive white, purple and silver livery stands out. From the tail of the aircraft, maiden Pualani - known as ‘the flower of the sky’ with her welcoming smile and proud gaze - looks out over the aircraft.



Even a maile lei, the lei used for important occasions, wraps around the body of the aircraft to symbolise the warm welcome Hawaiian Airlines extends to guests. 


Flying with Hawaii’s hometown carrier, Hawaiian Airlines’ guests experience the warm and genuine Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands, long before they reach their destination.


A contemporary beachfront retreat rooted in Hawaiian culture 


Experience Waikiki as it should be

Discover the fully reimaged Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. This iconic place of healing and renewal is complemented by the latest amenities, a focus on wellness, unmatched hospitality and authentic guest experiences that honour its voyaging legacy.



Your voyage begins at arrival from the impressive canoe-hale experience lit by traditional fishing basket lanterns to the open-air Herb Kane lobby lounge experience leading way to the golden sands of Waikiki beach. 


The fresh energy resort design emulates an elegant Hawaii beach house, warmly welcoming guests home.


The authentic presence of Hawaiian culture is weaved throughout the property and guest experience through unique art installations and life-size murals by local artists, curated in-room art galleries and an array of enriched signature guest activities at the A’o Cultural Center from huladancing, lei making and ‘ukulele lessonsto beachfront Hawaiian Vow Renewal. 



Enjoy live music nightly at the locally-loved KaniKa Pila Grille – the home of Hawaiian music and best place to see award-winning contemporary Hawaiian performers in an intimate backyard setting with delicious food and beverage.


Newly renovated guest rooms and suites have an upscale, modern Hawaii residential feel, with spectacular views and detailed amenities that share an in-room story guests are sure to discover unique.


The Ocean Tower provides breathtaking views directly overlooking Waikiki Beach, idyllic for those who wish to keep close to the waves. The Pacific Tower, the taller of the two towers, is set back from Waikiki beach offering terrific views of Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, the city of Honolulu and resort grounds.


The Navigator’s Floor is a collection of freshly renovated luxury suites named in honor of Hawaii’s navigators who sailed the Pacific Ocean in a voyaging canoe, guided only by signs from nature – such as the ocean currents, wind and stars. 


It is comprised of a cluster of four suites totaling 350-square-metres of space that sleeps up to 18 people. It also offers the largest private lanai in Waikiki at 370-square-metres. This experience is ideal for multi-generational families and small groups.



Discover the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Discover where local culture meets world-class hospitality.



We’ve hidden FIVE icons throughout the pages of this issue, related to Hawaii. You’re looking for a pineapple, a lei, surf board, ukelele and a canoe.


All you have to do is find all five, and tell us which pages they are on.


All correct entries will go into a prize draw for two return economy class tickets with Hawaiian Airlines and three nights at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.




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