Five years of leis, five years of beautiful beach-side sunsets, five years of feeling the Aloha spirit, five years of shopping and five years of avoiding stopovers to island paradise.

Travel Agents were mighty grateful and excited to help Hawaiian Airlines celebrate its five-year anniversary of flights between Honolulu and Brisbane earlier this week.

Celebrating the major milestone with an industry cocktail party at Brisbane’s popular Stokehouse Q, Agents as well as passengers departing on the special anniversary flight were greeted with leis, cookies and Hawaiian entertainment.

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Passengers at Brisbane International Airport cheered and clapped as hula dancers and ukulele players performed at the airline’s check-in counters – every passenger received a Kukui nut Lei and Hawaiian Cookies presented by Hawaiian Airlines staff.

Industry partners and Travel Agents from Brisbane and South East Queensland joined the airline’s Australian management team and were welcomed with the airline’s signature Mea Ho‘okipa (translation: “I am host”) as Hawaiian toasted its 5th successful year of Brisbane-Honolulu services.

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“Brisbane is an important part of our network, we have made firm friends in Queensland and attracted many wonderful, loyal passengers.”

Gai Tyrrell, Hawaiian Airlines Regional Director Australia & New Zealand

“We are pleased to be able to give back to the travel community and those folks who have supported us,” she continued.

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“Our 5th Anniversary celebrations at the airport and in the city are also a big mahalo (thank you) to the people of Brisbane and the wider Queensland region who have shown consistently strong support for Hawaiian Airline’s over the past five years.

“To them, and to our wonderful team in Brisbane we say Mahalo nui loa.”

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