Pualani ‘Flower of the Sky’
Hawaiʻi’s first interisland passenger service was launched on November 11, 1929 when Inter-Island Airways flew from Honolulu to Hilo. In 1941, the company’s name changed to Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian hired its first ‘hostesses’ in 1943.
In 1973, Hawaiian Air introduced new colors and a ‘Pualani’ (flower of the sky) logo, with the profile of a woman against a red hibiscus, the state flower (Leinaʻala Ann Teruya Drummond, a former Miss Hawaii (1964,) was the model.)