Inter-Island Airways Sikorsky S-38C NC305N
Airways was founded on 30 January 1929 as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Inter-Island Steam Navigation Comnpany Ltd. Scheduled services
commenced in November
of 1929 linking Honolulu with Maui,
Hilo and Kauai using two Sikorsky S-38s. More were
the early 1930s and the one seen above is a later model S-38C.
Hawaii was a
"territory" (the United States' term for a colony) the CAB, when it
could not classify the airlines as
Domestic or International carriers, and hence coined the name
"Territorial" for them.
Inter-Island obtained Air Mail contracts in 1934.