Hawaiian Airlines Adds New Route to Tokyo
Beginning next summer, Hawaiian Airlines will operate an additional daily nonstop flight between Haneda Airport and Honolulu International Airport.
The airlines announced last Friday it received final approval from the US Department of Transportation for the new route.
“As the U.S. airline offering the most flights to the most markets between Japan and Hawai‘i, we look forward to building on the popularity of our authentic Hawaiian hospitality,” Hawaiian Airlines president Peter Ingram said in a press release.
“Our new service will allow more travelers from Tokyo and beyond to enjoy our unparalleled network of flights connecting Japan and the Hawaiian Islands.”
Hawaiian Airlines currently operates 31 nonstop flights between Japan and Hawaiʻi weekly. The airlines will also add four weekly flights between Fukuoka and Honolulu beginning Nov. 26.
Hawaiian Airlines is also awaiting government approval for its antitrust immunized joint venture application with Japan Airlines. According to Hawaiian Airlines, the proposed partnership promises significant consumer benefits, including lower fares, increased capacity and enhanced consumer choice.
If approved, the alliance would allow Hawaiian Airlines access to 34 destinations throughout Japan, including Nagoya and Okinawa, as well as 11 points in Asia beyond Japan.
The partnership would also provide Japan Airlines improved access to Hawaiianʻs neighbor island network and its non-stop flights to Honolulu from Haneda and Sapporo.