Interisland Airways (Hawaii) (Honolulu) (Trans Executive Airlines of Hawaii, Inc. dba Transair dba) has filed with the Department of Transport (DOT) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in order to operate interstate air transportation in Hawaii. The carrier is currently a charter and sightseeing airline operating seven Shorts SD3-60s.
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Hawaiian Airlines (Honoulu) yesterday (October 8) brought its original Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker NC251M (msn 154) back to the islands to help celebrate its 80th Anniversary on November 11. NC251M is the last flying CH-300 in the world. The company had the aircraft restored into flying condition and the original 1929 Inter Island Airways markings for the upcoming ceremonies. The Bellanca started sightseeing flights on October 6, 1929 over Oahu to and from Koko Head. Two Sikorsky S-38 amphibians were also acquired in order for the new airline to start scheduled passenger service on November 11, 1929 from Honolulu to Hilo via Maui. On October 1, 1941 the company adopted the current name.