Hawaiian Launches Flights to Australia's "Sunshine State"

          Hawaiian Launches Flights to Australia's "Sunshine State"

Only U.S. Carrier Serving Brisbane, Australia

PR Newswire

HONOLULU, Nov. 27, 2012

HONOLULU, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines today continued its
expansion into new international markets, with the launch of nonstop service
to Brisbane, Australia, capital city of the State of Queensland.

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Passengers of today's inaugural flight departing Honolulu enjoyed a festive
island-style send-off, featuring live Hawaiian music and hula, a traditional
Hawaiian blessing by Kahu Richard Kamanu of Kaumakapili Church, and fresh
flower lei upon boarding.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, commented, "Brisbane is our
second gateway city in Australia and the accessibility and convenience we are
offering into an entirely new region will make it far easier to go and
experience the vast appeal of this beautiful country. Likewise, Australians
have a great affinity for the charms of Hawai'i and we see these new flights
providing our state's visitor industry with a tremendous boost."

Hawaiian also offers nonstop daily flights between Sydney and Honolulu using
its 294-seat, wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Only U.S. Carrier Serving Brisbane
Hawaiian is the only U.S. carrier serving Brisbane, giving travelers in
Hawai'i and throughout North America a convenient new travel alternative for
experiencing the scenic beauty of Queensland – Australia's "Sunshine State."

Centrally located on Australia's east coast, Brisbane is the gateway to a host
of appealing sites and attractions for visitors to enjoy, including the
world-famous Great Barrier Reef, world heritage listed rainforests, the iconic
Outback territory, and the renowned leisure destinations of Australia's Gold
and Sunshine Coasts.

Brisbane also serves as a key hub for onward travel throughout Australia.
Capitalizing on this, Hawaiian has timed its flight schedule for travelers to
connect with same-day flights to and from throughout Queensland and other
states via an interline partnership with domestic carrier Virgin Australia.

Hawaiian's Brisbane-Honolulu service is benefiting Hawai'i's visitor industry
by adding 41,000 new air seats to the market annually, generating an estimated
$79 million in visitor expenditures and $8.6 million in tax revenue for
Hawai'i, according to the Hawai'i Tourism Authority.

Flight Schedule Information
Hawaiian's Flight HA 443 will depart Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in
Brisbane at 4:00 p.m. the following day.

Starting November 28, the return flight HA 444 will depart Brisbane at 6:35
p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline, and
arrive in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. the same day.

Hawaiian will operate its Honolulu-Brisbane service offering the comfort and
roominess of its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264
passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in Business Class and 246 in the Main
Cabin.

Adding to the enjoyment of the travel experience is Hawaiian's signature 'Mea
Ho'okipa' (translation: I am host) onboard service celebrating the culture,
people, and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands throughout the flight.

Honoring the Southern Cross
Today's inaugural flight from Honolulu to Brisbane is also honoring the famed
transpacific flight of the Southern Cross, which in June 1928 – the year
before Hawaiian was founded – became the first aircraft to fly from Hawai'i to
Brisbane.

Originating from Oakland, California, the Southern Cross captured
international headlines with its successful completion of the world's longest
journey by air at the time.

Flown by Australian aviation pioneers Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm,
the tri-engine Fokker monoplane took approximately 83 hours to fly from Kaua'i
to Brisbane's Eagle Farm airfield, stopping en route in Fiji for the pilots to
take a one-day rest break.

In honor of Kingsford Smith and Ulm's pioneering flight, Hawaiian has placed a
commemorative image of the Southern Cross near the cockpit window of the
Boeing 767-300ER aircraft operating today's flight.

Continued Long-Haul Expansion
Brisbane is the seventh of eight new destinations that Hawaiian has introduced
or announced new service to since November 2010, following Tokyo, Osaka,
Fukuoka, and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and New York City. Hawaiian
will launch service to Auckland, New Zealand, on March 13, 2013.

Hawaiian's continuing growth into new markets and expansion of existing
operations in North America has been fueled by its long-haul fleet renewal and
expansion program that began in June 2010. Since then, the company has
welcomed nine new Airbus A330-200 aircraft to its fleet, and is scheduled to
introduce 13 more A330s into service between 2013 and 2015.

Ticket Information
Tickets for any of Hawaiian's routes can be purchased online at
HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian's reservations department toll-free
at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past
eight years (2004-2011) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all
ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.

Now in its 84^th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and
longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air
service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers
nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other
airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines,
Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between
Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13, 2013. Hawaiian also provides
approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

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SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines

Website: http://www.HawaiianAirlines.com
Contact: Keoni Wagner, +1-808-838-6778, Keoni.Wagner@HawaiianAir.com
 
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