Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Hawaii By Air
Hawaii By Air

Fly to Hawaii

If you were among the vast numbers of men and women stationed in Hawaii during World War II, you likely wanted to return someday. Now, after the war, that dream trip to paradise was becoming increasingly possible.

Things were changing. Gone were Pan Am's flying boats, replaced by faster and more economical landplanes. More airlines had begun to serve the islands. All this meant lower fares in a time of growing prosperity. Hawaii braced for a tourism boom.