Air Hawaii

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Air Hawaii
IATA ICAO Callsign
- AHC Air Hawaii
Commenced operationsNovember 22, 1985
Ceased operationsFebruary 19, 1986
HubsHonolulu International Airport
Fleet size2
Company sloganHigh Class. Low Fares.
Parent companyAirwest International, Inc.
HeadquartersHonolulu, Hawaii
Key peopleMichael J. Hartley
Air Hawaii McDonnell Douglas DC-10 N905WA at Oakland International Airport in 1983.

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:


Air Hawaii operated two McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 aircraft. Both of these planes had previously operated for Michael Hartley's previous venture, The Hawaii Express.[1]

  • N904WA cn/ln: 46930/112 delivered: 13 January 1986
  • N905WA cn/ln: 46938/153 delivered: 20 November 1985


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