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Hawaiian Airlines Seeks Japanese and Korean Speaking Flight Attendants

April 24, 2017, 9:55 AM HST · Updated April 24, 9:58 AM
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Hawaiian Airlines is seeking candidates who speak Japanese or Korean for flight attendant positions as the airline continues to grow internationally with a focus on Asia.

Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight from Honolulu to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport were presented with a fresh flower lei upon boarding. Hawaiian is offering daily, nonstop service between the two destinations, the only U.S. carrier to do so. (PRNewsFoto/Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. by John De Mello)

“Our Hawaiian Airlines family has enjoyed introducing our warm and authentic island hospitality to an increasing number of guests from Japan, South Korea and throughout Asia,” said Robin Sparling, vice president for in-flight services at Hawaiian. “As we continue to expand, we are excited to build our award-winning in-flight team by recruiting candidates who are able to speak, read and translate Japanese or Korean.”

Candidates should visit here and select requisition No. 17-0426. Applications for language qualified flight attendant positions are due by June 5, to be considered for interviews in Honolulu from July 15-16. Applications are due by June 26, for interviews in Los Angeles that will take place Aug. 12-13. All positions will be based in Honolulu.

Hawaiian will hold an informational session about becoming a language-qualified flight attendant from 9 a.m. to noon on May 20, at its Honolulu corporate headquarters. Reservations can be made online.

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Hawaiian has increased its presence in Asia and Japan since inaugurating daily non-stop service between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and HNL in 2010.

Today, in addition to Haneda, Hawaiian provides service between HNL and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, as well as Sapporo and Osaka. Last year, the airline launched non-stop service between Haneda and Kona International Airport, bringing flights from Japan back to Big Island for the first time since 2010.

The airline is also celebrating six years of non-stop service between Honolulu and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. Hawaiian has carried more than 650,000 guests on its Incheon-Honolulu route since launching its service in 2011. Last month, Incheon airport named Hawaiian “Airline of the Year” for the second consecutive year.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.
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