The forerunner of Hawaiian Airlines was Inter-Island Airways,which was incorporated in 1929. Inter-Island began as a subsidiary of the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company.
The company changed its name to Hawaiian Airlines in 1941.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s the company began to expand outside of Hawaii with routes to the South Pacific and the rest of the Pacific.
Today Hawaiian Airlines is the main subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings and offers routes between Honolulu and a dozen major US cities, and four Hawaiian islands and Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and the Philippines.
Hawaiian Holdings trades publicly on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol HA, is #926 in the Fortune 1000, has 5,370 employees, and had $2.33 billion in revenue in 2014.