Hawaiian Airlines adding flights to New York JFK

16 Nov

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Hawaiian began flying to Tokyo’s Haneda airport in November 2010 and now flies to three destinations in Japan. Hawaiian also launched service to South Korea in 2010 and to the Philippines in 2008.

Hawaiian Airlines plans to begin flying from New York this summer, marking the Honolulu-based carrier’s first-ever push into the U.S. East Coast.

Hawaiian will start daily nonstop service between New York JFK and Honolulu on June 4, flying one daily round-trip flight on 294-seat Airbus A330-200 jets. The planes seat 18 passengers in first class and 276 in coach.

“We’re the airline of choice for millions of people on the West Coast and in Asia, and we’re excited to be bringing the Hawaiian experience to New York,” Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley says in a press release.

“The New York area has been underserved,” Dunkerley adds to The Wall Street Journal. “There are many New Yorkers who would love to come to Hawaii but don’t.”

And Dunkerley says Hawaiian Airlines likely won’t stop its East Coast expansion with New York.

“All the big cities on the East Coast are on our list,” he says to the Journal.

Hawaiian has been aggressively expanding its route network in recent years, which the Journal puts in historical perspective by noting the carrier “began 82 years ago ferrying passengers between Hawaii’s islands on two eight-passenger amphibious aircraft. It is now the nation’s 11th-largest carrier by traffic … .”

Though New York is the airline’s first destination in the eastern United States, Hawaiian has added several international routes from Hawaii in recent years.

Hawaiian began flying to Tokyo’s Haneda airport in November 2010 and now flies to three destinations in Japan. Hawaiian also launched service to South Korea in 2010 and to the Philippines in 2008.

 

 

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2011/11/hawaiian-airlines-begins-new-york-service/566568/1

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