The combination of complementary domestic, international, and cargo networks is expected to enhance competition and expand choice for consumers on the West Coast and throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Investing in employees and communities in Hawai‘i

As one of Hawai‘i’s largest employers, Hawaiian Airlines has a 94-year legacy of commitment to employees, local communities, culture and the natural environment. As an integrated company, Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines will continue this stewardship and maintain a strong presence and investment in Hawai‘i.

The combined company will drive:

  • Growth in union-represented jobs
  • Strong operational presence in Hawai‘i
  • Expansion of workforce development initiatives
  • Investment in local communities, regenerative tourism, and education and understanding of Hawaiian language and culture

Environmental stewardship and sustainability

Alaska Airlines has committed to building upon both airlines’ strong commitment to environmental stewardship, including Alaska Airlines’ five-part path to net zero by 2040. Continued commitment to sustainability in areas of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and fuel efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, supporting healthy ecosystems, and local sourcing.

What people are saying

Star Advertiser

We were heartened to hear Alaska Airlines’ commitment to preserve and grow union jobs in Hawaii, sustain a strong local base of operations and regional headquarters, maintain neighbor island service, and most importantly, keep the Hawaiian Airlines that we love, Hawaiian Airlines.

Richard Bissen, Maui County mayor; Rick Blangiardi, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu; Derek Kawakami, Kauai County mayor; and Mitch Roth, Hawaii County mayor.

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Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i

…we are encouraged by their continued commitment to Hawaii’s communities, people, heritage, culture, and Aloha Spirit.

Sherry Menor-McNamara, Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i

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Mufi Hannemann, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association

I think it’s marvelous to have two airlines with a tremendous track record of serving Hawaii 90 plus years combine…

Mufi Hannemann, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association

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