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Hawaiian Airlines Celebrates 5 Years in New York

June 5, 2017, 11:58 AM HST
* Updated June 5, 1:04 PM
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New York travelers were greeted this morning with hula dancing, music and flower lei as Hawaiian Airlines celebrated the carrier’s fifth anniversary of non-stop service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Honolulu.

Since summer 2012, Hawaiian has served more than 400,000 guests aboard over 1,500 flights between JFK and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Hawaiian also has a codeshare and frequent flyer agreement with JetBlue that expands the airline’s reach beyond New York.

“East Coast travelers have increasingly sought out the Hawai’i hospitality we offer on our non-stop service to Honolulu,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We look forward to continuing to provide our guests with the most convenient, comfortable and memorable flight experience between New York and our Hawaiian Islands.”

In February, the airline added a new Premium Cabin featuring 18 lie-flat leather seats to its JFK route, while expanding the number of premium economy Extra Comfort seats to 68 from 40. Last summer, Hawaiian launched a First Class auction upgrade program called Bid Up. Since then, more than 200 travelers departing from JFK have been upgraded.

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In celebration of its fifth-year milestone, Hawaiian today announced a weeklong sale of $769 roundtrip tickets (inclusive of all taxes and fees) for travel between JFK and HNL from Sept. 18 through Nov. 9.

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Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.

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