|Commenced operations||November 22, 1985|
|Ceased operations||February 19, 1986|
|Hubs||Honolulu International Airport|
|Company slogan||High Class. Low Fares.|
|Parent company||Airwest International, Inc.|
|Key people||Michael J. Hartley|
Air Hawaii was a scheduled passenger airline providing service between Honolulu and the U.S. West Coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline advertised its service as "High Class. Low Fares." Founded by Michael J. Hartley, who previously started The Hawaii Express and would later co-found CheapTickets, Air Hawaii began operations between Honolulu and Los Angeles on November 22, 1985, and added service between San Francisco in December. The airline almost immediately ran into financial problems and discontinued operations on February 19, 1986.
Air Hawaii served three destinations in the United States:
- Honolulu (Honolulu International Airport)
- Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport)
- San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport)
Air Hawaii operated two McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 aircraft.
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