06 April 2016

Happy 90th Birthday United Airlines!

Hau‘oli Lā Hānau! United Airlines celebrates its 90th birthday today. The airline, which began flying mail out of Boise, ID as Varney Air Lines, has evolved into a global airline. United's first flight to HNL was on 01 May 1947, from SFO, flown by a DC-6 "Mainliner". The airline's then-president William A. "Pat" Patterson was born in Waipahu, thus one of United's Boeing 377 Stratocruisers was named "Mainliner Waipahu".

Currently United serves HNL, OGG, KOA, LIH, and ITO; and has flights from the Continental US, Japan, and the Pacific.

Further information on United's history, in their press release.

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