Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N395HA (msn 1469) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 929072.
World Airline News report issued on May 14, 2016:
The U.S. Department of Transportation on May 13, 2016 approved Hawaiian Airlines’ application to serve Honolulu and Kona from Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The DOT has given Hawai’i’s largest and longest serving carrier until January 29, 2017 to start the new service.
The DOT must still decide which five of eight remaining applications by four U.S. air carriers for daytime slots at Haneda it will approve. The slots were opened as part of a February agreement between the U.S. Government and the Government of Japan. Hawaiian has asked that its existing daily Honolulu-Haneda service be among those five.