Aussie Anniversary: Hawaiian Airlines Celebrates 10 Years of Sydney Service
and Announces Plans for Airbus A330 Upgrade from Brisbane
HONOLULU, May 15, 2014
HONOLULU, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hawaiian Airlines will celebrate a
successful 10 years of service from Australia this Sunday, May 18, marking the
milestone with celebrations for guests onboard the day's anniversary flights
between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
Hawaiian, the only U.S. carrier that flies to Brisbane Airport (BNE), also
announced that beginning Dec. 5, 2014, travelers on its HNL-BNE route will
enjoy more legroom and on-demand, seatback entertainment when the airline
up-gauges service from the 264-seat Boeing 767-300ERs to the 294-seat Airbus
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"Australia has become an important part of our network and over the last
decade has become an increasingly important part of the overall tourism base
in Hawaii," said Peter Ingram, chief commercial officer of Hawaiian Airlines.
"There has been particularly strong demand for travel to Honolulu from
Brisbane and we are pleased to be adding additional capacity and comfortable
new aircraft to the route. This allows even more Aussie travelers to visit
the Hawaiian Islands via Honolulu and connect to any of our 11 U.S.
In 2013, Hawaiian transported more than 65,000 passengers between Brisbane and
Honolulu. Following strong demand from both U.S. and Aussie travelers, on
March 31 this year the airline launched a fourth non-stop flight between
Brisbane and Honolulu, adding more than 20,000 new seats to the travel
markets. With the planned up-gauge to an A330 this December, more than 6,200
additional seats will be added in 2015.
Service will continue with slightly adjusted times beginning Dec. 5, 2014 from
Flight Route Departs Arrives Frequency Effective
HA443 HNL-BNE 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. +1 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Dec. 5, 2014
HA444 BNE-HNL 6:35 p.m. 7:45 a.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat., Sun. Dec. 6, 2014
Service to Brisbane, which also serves as a key hub for onward travel
throughout Australia, provides connecting travelers with same-day flights
throughout Queensland and to other states through its partner airline carrier.
Hawaiian inaugurated convenient, well-timed service from Sydney, its first
Australian destination, to Honolulu in 2004. The airline operated four-times
weekly using a Boeing 767-300ER wide-body aircraft.
Following the launch of Hawaiian's service, the market -- which had long been
underserved with poorly-timed schedules -- saw a dramatic increase in
Australia-originating tourism to the Hawaiian Islands. In 2002, Hawaii
received only 91,911 visitors from Australia, compared to 305,783 Australians
visiting Hawaii in 2013. Hawaiian's user-friendly schedule allowed guests to
depart in the evening, arriving to Honolulu in the morning with enough time to
make a convenient inter-island connection or seamlessly check-in to their
hotel with time to enjoy the day.
From December 2011, Hawaiian began operating nonstop daily flights, and by May
of 2012, it introduced the wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft to match demand
on the route.
A330 Special Amenities
Hawaiian Airlines' A330 offers amenities that have been popular with its
customers, highlighted by the personal on-demand entertainment system for each
seat, increased legroom, and the roomy interior. With high-resolution LCD
touch-screen monitors in each seatback, the A330's state-of-the-art
entertainment system lets customers choose from a wide range of movies, TV
programs, music, and video games, while also offering a USB port for the use
of their own personal media players. In addition to the comforts of the A330
aircraft, travelers will enjoy complimentary meals in all cabins and Hawaiian
Airlines' signature inflight hospitality that celebrates the culture, people
and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
All Hawaiian Airlines fares from Australia include a generous baggage
allowance per person (two free bags weighing up to 70 lbs each), complimentary
meals, wine and beer, and onboard service delivered with genuine Hawaiian
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian^® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the
past 10 years (2004-2013) 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
Now in its 85th 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, China, Australia, New
Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160
jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200
daily flights system-wide.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow
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