California Hawaiian Airlines - was incorporated in California in 1946. Charles C. Sherman and Edna K. Sherman (who also owned California Central Airlines operating Martin 2-0-2s and DC-3s) controlled the airline until 1952 when both airlines suspended operations. Later in 1952 a 049 was leased from Los Angeles Air Services, and low fare services were flown between the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu, Hawaii. In February 1954 CHA and CCA went into voluntary Bankruptcy. California Hawaiian Airlines remerged in 1955 under the same ownership and operations were started in January 1959. In 1960 two 1049s were leased from TWA for charter and MATS contract work. Flights were also made to Europe, mainly Frankfurt during the period June until October 1961.
Photo of c/n 4020 N6906C L-1049 taken at Oakland, California 1961, Clinton H. Groves Collection.
In 1961-62 several 749As were leased in addition to a 1049. After MATS disqualified the airline the interim operating certificate was revoked the aircraft all returned to their lessors.
c/n 1980 N74192 L-049
c/n 4019 N6905C L-1049
January 60 - April 62