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Hawaiian Airlines

Honolulu, HI

  • Hawaiian Airlines is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is the tenth-largest commercial airline in the United States, and is based at Honolulu, Hawaii. The airline operates its main hub at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on the island of Oʻahu and a secondary hub out of Kahului Airport on the island of Maui.
  • First year pay has been increased to $81/hr
  • We’re offering a $10,000 signing bonus for pilot new hires effective 4/1/22
  • The pilots of Hawaiian Airlines are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), The agreement becomes amendable July 1, 2022. 
  • The first of 12 Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be delivered November, 2023 early 2024. Three will be delivered in 2024.The remainder will be delivered in 2025, 2026, and 2027. Service is expected to begin in the first half of 2024.
  • Hawaiian Airlines has entered an agreement to fly 10 Airbus A330-300 freighter aircraft for Amazon over an 8 year initial term. Two aircraft will be delivered in the second half of 2023. The remainder will be delivered in 2024.
  • IATA code: HA; ICAO code: HAL
  • ATC callsign: "Hawaiian"
  • This page last updated: August 16, 2023 (Quicktake, Hiring)

Company Website

Total: 1100
Active: 1100
Furloughed: 0
A321neo: 18
A330-200: 24
A330-300: 1
B717: 19
Is Hiring?: Yes

Job Requirements

  • FAA ATP certified, Airplane Multiengine Land with English proficient endorsement required
  • Minimum 1,500 total flight hours
  • Minimum 1,000 fixed wing hours
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Valid First Class Medical Certificate
  • Valid FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance
  • Valid Passport
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States; this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship, such as an H-1B visa, by Hawaiian Airlines
  • Must be able to obtain a Flight Crew Visa to all of Hawaiian Airlines’ destinations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgement in decision making
  • Able to work effectively within diverse teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Must support Hawaiian Airlines’ mission: “To grow a profitable airline with a passion for excellence, our customers, our people, and the spirit of Hawaii,” with commitment, the aloha spirit, and Hawaiian hospitality
  • Must support Hawaiian Airlines’ vision: “To be the #1 destination carrier in the world”

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1000 hours turbine as PIC (as defined by FAR Part 1)
  • Turbojet/turbo prop experience in complex flying environments
  • College degree

How to Apply:

  • If you are interested in joining Hawaiian Airlines as a First Officer, you will need to:
  • Create a profile (if you have not applied with us before) https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/careers
  • Complete the online application. Requisition #22-0587
  • Upload your current resume to your application profile. After completing the application, click "Edit Profile" on the job posting to add additional documents as needed.
  • Optional: You may submit up to 4 letters of recommendation by uploading them to your application profile. Click "Edit Profile" on the job posting to add additional documents.


Recommended Listing Cutoff

Domestic: 30 minutes prior

International: 90 minutes prior

The preferred method of listing is via ID90Travel. Listing at the ticket counter or a service desk is also available. Listing at the gate is not available as the gate agent is unable to verify CASS status. 

Domestic Check-In: Proceed to the front ticket counter or airport service desk for CASS verification and be at the gate at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Captain must verify credentials and sign HAL Form 110. 

International Check-In: Proceed to the front ticket counter to pay any fees. Captain must verify credentials and sign HAL Form 110 before proceeding through customs. (Note: Flight Deck Jumpseat is not available on international flights. Jumpseaters must sit in the passenger cabin.)

Dress code: uniform or business casual; well-groomed facial hair allowed.

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Pay scale effective March 2, 2023

Monthly guarantee (bid run pilots): 65-75 hours.

Inter-island Premium Pay: $0.75 per hour of TAFB.

International Override Pay:

$5.00/hr Capt

$4.00/hr IRO

$3.00/hr FO

Most junior captain hired:

B717: February 2018 

A321: March 2016 

A330: April 2012 


Inter-island $2.00/hr

Int’l or Mainland: $2.50/hr or 70%



New hires all receive a 15% contribution for 401K no match required.

401K Matching: No

A/B Fund:

B fund. A fund is frozen.


Medical retirement plan has been discontinued.