Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.: Hawaiian Airlines to Renew Push For Tokyo-Kona
Carrier to Apply for Authorization This Week
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will file an application to
provide non-stop service between Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and
Kona International Airport on Hawai'i Island, utilizing operating slots at the
Haneda airport being returned by American Airlines later this year.
Hawai'i's flagship carrier will file its application with the U.S. Department
of Transportation on Thursday, proposing daily service using its 294-seat A330
aircraft. Hawaiian Airlines' 2012 application for non-stop Haneda-Kona service
included 175 letters of support from members of the Kona community.
"Our enthusiasm for this service and the benefits it would provide to Hawai'i
and to the United States is as strong as it has ever been," said Mark
Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines. "Kona
is Hawai'i's second-largest destination market for Japanese visitors, and
daily non-stop service from Tokyo would generate a substantial amount of
foreign spending that will invigorate the local, state and national
Hawaiian Airlines has been connecting Hawai'i and Japan since November 2010,
when it launched daily service between Haneda and Honolulu. The airline
quickly followed with service between Honolulu and Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo and
Sendai, and now provides 6,700 seats per week between Japan and the Hawaiian
Kona has been without a non-stop flight from Japan since October 29, 2010,
when Japan Airlines discontinued direct service to West Hawai'i from Narita
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of
the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of
Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and
Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving
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
non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other
airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New
Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New non-stop service will begin between
Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval.
Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the
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