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Aloha Friday Wrap: Oahu hotels update, Hawaiian Airlines’ punctuality + HEAPS MORE!

Looking to avoid doing any actual work this afternoon? The Aloha Friday Wrap is the perfect alibi. 

Oahu hotels update

Got a number of clients who are keen to visit Oahu, but are unsure of where to accommodate them?

Click here for a rundown of what’s new at some of the island’s most popular hotels and resorts.

Hawaiian Airlines marks 16 consecutive years as most punctual US carrier

Hawaiian Airlines remained North America’s most punctual carrier in 2019, according to the US Department of Transportation, marking the 16th straight year its guests have enjoyed the best on-time performance.

Hawaiian’s flights averaged an 87.7 per cent on-time rate in 2019, exceeding the US industry average by 6.1 percentage points.

Read what the airline’s CEO had to say about the achievement here.

What’s new on the Island of Hawaii?

Earth Day may be right around the corner, but sustainability is an everyday effort on the Island of Hawaii.

The island offers lots of ways for visitors to give back while on vacation in service of preserving natural resources for future generations to enjoy.

Click here for a snapshot of accommodations, activities and initiatives focused on sustainability, and details on upcoming festivals and events, as well as what’s new on Hawaii Island this spring.

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Hawaiian Airlines, HawaiianMiles members donate 35 million miles to non-profits

Hawaiian Airlines and HawaiianMiles members donated 35 million miles to 13 local non-profits in 2019 via the carrier’s member giving program.

Each organisation received an average of 2.8 million miles to support services aligned with Hawaiian’s corporate pillars of culture, education, environment, and health and human services in Hawaii.

The 35 million gifted miles constitutes the largest annual donation since the program’s inception in 2005.

Read more about the airline’s charitable feat here.

Daredevil completes heart-stopping tightrope walk above Hawaiian hotel

World-renown high-wire walker Blake Wallenda, from The Flying Wallendas family, has made history by completing a tightrope walk between two hotel towers 15 storeys up.

The skywalk at Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra earlier this week was Wallenda’s most daring act to date, and a first for Hawaii.

There was no tether or net for Wallenda as he travelled between two of the hotel’s buildings on a 60-metre-long, 1.5-centimetre-wide wire while battling wind gusts of up to 50 kilometres per hour.

Read more about the death-defying act here.

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