Hawaiian Airlines Pilots

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Meet Our First Officers

Meet Lori and Bryan as they share their experience of living in Hawaii and working for Hawaiian Airlines as a First Officer.

World-Class Opportunities Right Here in Hawaii

Have you ever dreamed of a flying career where you're island-hopping around one of the most beautiful spots on earth? Or while flying one of the youngest widebody fleets in the United States? Or flying to some of the world’s most exciting and exotic cities? These opportunities and more are available at Hawaiian Airlines, one of Hawaii’s most respected companies and one of the oldest airlines in the United States.
A330 2017

Why Hawaiian Airlines?

Whether you’re upgrading from First Officer to Captain, moving from a narrow-body to wide-body, prefer island hopping or long-haul international, or interested in getting involved with projects in Flight Division, your career and dreams can take off at Hawaiian Airlines faster than at most airlines. Hawaiian Airlines has a diverse fleet which includes the B717, A321neo, A330, and the 2024 arrival of B787-9 “Dreamliner”. Now is a great time to be joining the Hawaiian Airlines ‘ohana!

Join Our Flight Division

Hawaiian Airlines is looking for individuals who will embrace our purpose:

To connect people with Aloha

And our values:

Mālama (Care), Hoʻokipa (Hospitality), Lōkahi (Collaboration), and Poʻokela (Excellence)

Hawaiian Airlines requires the following qualifications:

  • FAA ATP certified, Airplane Multiengine Land with English proficient endorsement, First Class FAA medical certificate, 1,500 total flight hours, a minimum of 1,000 fixed wing hours, First Class Medical Certificate, FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit, high school diploma or its equivalent, and eligible to work in the United States (Please refer to the Job posting for the complete list of requirements.)
  • Preferred: 1,000 hours turbine as PIC (as defined by FAR Part 1), Turbojet/turbo prop experience in complex flying environments, college degree.

The application window for the First Officer position is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications at this time.


Benefits & Travel Privileges

Join Hawaiian Airlines and enjoy:

  • Comprehensive medical plan benefits at excellent rates
  • Dental coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contributions
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Paid vacation time
  • Exceptional travel privileges
  • Employee discounts from various stores and companies

Benefits are subject to change without notice and vary according to bargaining agreement contracts.

Live, Play, and Work in Paradise

We are honored to share our home, one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, with guests from around the world. You can enjoy Hawai’i’s cosmopolitan diversity, beauty and unique culture. Come join our ‘ohana, or family, and you too can call Hawaii “home.”

For tips on things to do and places to see in the Hawaiian Islands, visit our Island Guide.

For information on moving to and living in Honolulu, see the following links to Honolulu Magazine:

The Ultimate Newcomer’s Guide

Learn more

Our Aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to grow with the delivery of new A321neo aircraft in 2018 and B787-9 "Dreamliner" in 2024.

Learn More About Our Fleet

Aircraft: A321neo
Aircraft: A330-200
Aircraft: B717

Where We Fly

We offer only non-stop service to Hawaii from destinations in North America, Asia, and the South Pacific, as well as service to every major Hawaiian Island.

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First Officer, Airbus A330-200
“As a wide-body A330 pilot in my first year at Hawaiian Airlines, I’ve been able to fly to exciting destinations all over the world; at another carrier it would have taken years. Our opportunities for adventure, balanced with schedule and quality of life, are endless.”
First Officer, Airbus A330-200
“Being a relatively small airline, we grow strong bonds not only with our co-workers, but also with our guests and the island communities that we serve. Understanding how we have been connecting the people of Hawaii for over 87 years makes the work we perform especially meaningful.”
First Officer, Boeing 717
“As a 717 pilot, I get to spend time with my family every day and sleep in my own bed every night. While my kids are in their formative years, I intend on taking full advantage of the interisland schedule. As we add more international destinations and my kids don’t require as much attention, the wide-body operation will provide a new and challenging opportunity.”