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Hawaiian Airlines to launch the Honolulu – Tokyo Narita route

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Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) will launch a new route connecting its Honolulu hub with Tokyo (Narita) starting on July 22, 2016. The daily route will be operated with Airbus A330-200s.

Later in the day, Hawaiian made the announcement public with this statement:

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Hawaiian Airlines today announced plans to begin daily nonstop service between Narita International Airport (NRT) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL) starting July 22, 2016. Hawaiian’s new Narita route will complement its existing daily service to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND), providing two daily flight options to travelers in the Greater Tokyo region.

Starting July 22, 2016, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 821 will depart Honolulu daily at 3:30 p.m., cross the international dateline, and arrive at Narita International Airport at 7 p.m. the following day. Beginning July 23, the return Flight HA 822 will depart from Narita at 9 p.m., cross the international dateline, and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 9:55 a.m. the same day.


Guests on Hawaiian’s Honolulu-Narita flights will enjoy comfortable legroom aboard the wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which seats 294 passengers and features 18 seats in Business Class, 40 seats in Extra Comfort and 236 seats in Economy Class.


Narita will be the airline’s 11th international destination and its fourth destination in Japan. Hawaiian launched service from Honolulu to Haneda in November 2010, Osaka in July 2011 and Sapporo in October 2012.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 N380HA (msn 1104) with the Oakland Raiders logo arrives in San Diego.

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Hawaiian Airlines today commences a new route to Taipei, Taiwan

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) today (July 9) launched nonstop service to Taipei, Taiwan, the latest addition to its expanding international network and seventh Asian gateway destination.

The departure of HA 807 followed gate side festivities that included Hawaiian music and hula, performance honoring the Taiwanese culture, traditional Hawaiian blessing, and presentation of lei to passengers boarding the inaugural flight. Remarks were given by Hawai’i Governor Neil Abercrombie, who was one of several VIP guests on the inaugural flight; V.C. Chu, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu; and Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer.


Copyright Photo: PRNewsFoto/Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian Airlines employees greet Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (center) with lei as he boards the inaugural flight from Honolulu to Taipei today. Taipei is the latest addition to Hawaiian Airlines’ growing international network and seventh Asian destination. Front Row (L to R): Sharon Wai, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and Billy Remular. Back Row: Shannon Kaleikini-Fukuda, Sonny Ah Puck and Jerrica Sorrow.

Today’s inaugural capitalizes on the extension of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program to cover citizens of Taiwan. Taipei is the capital city and economic center of Taiwan, and the surrounding metropolitan area of Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung is home to nearly seven million people. As a whole, Taiwan has more than 23 million people and is considered one of the “Four Asian Tiger Economies” with one of the highest Per Capita GDP in Asia.

Hawai’i hosted nearly 10,000 visitors from Taiwan in 2012, according to the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA), which expects arrival numbers to grow substantially with Visa restrictions lifted. “This new Hawaiian Airlines flight fits into our strategy of global market diversification,” commented Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO. “This new service is critically important asHawai’i strives to become a major hub for that region in Asia.”

Hawaiian Airlines will operate three flights a week between Honolulu and Taipei using a 294-seat A330-200 aircraft. Flight HA 807 departs Honolulu International Airport at 1:55 a.m. every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, crosses the international dateline, and lands at Taipei International Airport at 6:15 a.m. the following day.

The return Flight HA 808 departs Taipei at 8:55 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, crosses the international dateline, and arrives in Honolulu at 1:10 p.m. the same day.

The addition of Taipei to Hawaiian Airlines’ international network follows the launches of service to Tokyo in November 2010, Seoul in January 2011, Osaka in July 2011, Fukuoka in April 2012, New York in June 2012, Sapporo in October 2012, Brisbane in November 2012, Auckland in March 2013 and Sendai in June 2013. New non-stop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approvals.

Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243 F-WWYX (msn 1104) became N380HA on delivery.

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Hawaiian reports net income of $55.6 million for 2012, up almost 29%

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Honolulu), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (Honolulu), reported its financial results for the full year 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012.

2012 Full Year Financial Highlights

  • Adjusted net income, reflecting economic fuel expense and excluding lease termination costs, of $55.6 million or $1.06 per diluted share, an increase of 28.7% year-over-year.
  • GAAP net income of $53.2 million or $1.01 per diluted share.
  • Operating cost per available seat mile (CASM), excluding fuel and lease termination costs, decrease of 6.0% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted operating margin of 7.0%, reflecting economic fuel expense and excluding lease termination costs.
  • Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents increase of 33.5% year-over-year.
  • Return on invested capital, pre-tax, of 14.9%.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights

  • Available seat mile (ASM) for scheduled operations increase of 29.2% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted net income, reflecting economic fuel expense, of $0.1 million or $0.00 per diluted share.
  • GAAP net loss of $3.4 million or $0.07 cents per diluted share.
  • CASM, excluding fuel, decrease of 11.3% year-over-year.
  • Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $405.9 million.

Mark Dunkerley, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented that “A good year of growth and improving financial performance was finished off by a disappointing break-even result in the fourth quarter.  The sharp weakening of the Yen, continued excess capacity in certain markets and an accounting charge all worked to depress our earnings for the period despite many other things going right for the business.

The year as a whole was every bit as busy and exciting as we had forecast.  We added four new long haul destinations, eight long haul and short haul aircraft, opened a hub on Maui and added approximately 600 employees to our rolls, all in 2012.  Throughout it all, the employees of Hawaiian Airlines continued to deliver the very highest quality travel and shipping experience to our customers.  Our employees’ tireless dedication to our customers and to our business is a distinguishing strength of Hawaiian Airlines.  2013 promises to be an equally exciting year for the company with new destinations, new aircraft and more employees being planned.”

The fourth quarter 2012 results reflect an out-of-period frequent flyer adjustment related to the timing of revenue recognized for mileage credits sold to participating companies in previous years.   This adjustment resulted in a net decrease to pre-tax income of $7.3 million in the quarter, or $0.08 per diluted share ($7.9 million decrease to passenger revenue and $0.6 million decrease to other operating expense).  See Table 2 for the impact of this adjustment on selected statistical data.

Statistical data, as well as a reconciliation of the reported non-GAAP financial measures, can be found in the accompanying tables.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of December 31, 2012, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $405.9 million.
  • Available borrowing capacity of $68.9 million under Hawaiian’s Revolving Credit Facility.
  • Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of approximately $661 million consisting of the following:
    • $246.4 million outstanding under secured loan agreements to finance a portion of the purchase price for four Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
    • $170.7 million in secured loan agreements for a portion of the purchase price for 15 previously leased Boeing 717-200 aircraft.
    • $106.3 million in capital lease obligations for an Airbus A330-200 and two Boeing 717-200 aircraft.
    • $64.7 million outstanding under floating rate notes issued in conjunction with the acquisition of three Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.
    • $72.7 million outstanding of Convertible Senior Notes.

The Company expects to take delivery of five Airbus A330-200 aircraft in 2013, and has entered into debt and lease financing commitments for the first four deliveries in the first half of the year.  The increase in Hawaiian’s fleet resulting from the delivery of these five Airbus A330-200 aircraft in 2013 will be partially offset by a decrease of four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft during the year, with three aircraft returned at the end of their lease terms and one planned retirement.

In January 2013, the Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 16 new Airbus A321neo aircraft for delivery between 2017 and 2020, with the rights to purchase an additional nine aircraft.  The long-range, single-aisle aircraft will complement Hawaiian’s existing fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft used for long-haul flying between Hawai’i and the U.S. West Coast.

2012 Highlights

Operational Highlights

  • Ranked #1 nationally for on-time performance, for 10 out of the 11 months reported in 2012, by the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report.
  • Ranked second overall in the 2012 Airline Quality Rating Report.
  • Introduced a Maui hub offering improved connections between Maui and Neighbor Island destinations, as well as additional flights to and from the West Coast.
  • Provided chartered air transportation for the Oakland Raiders for the 13th consecutive season.
  • Signed a new three-year contract with the Association of Flight Attendants.
  • Became the first airline to receive aviation carbon credits for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.


  • Added four new Airbus A330-200 aircraft (see above) in March, April, May and June in 2012 for North America and International service.
  • Added two Boeing 717-200 aircraft in January and February 2012 for Neighbor Island service.
  • Took delivery of two ATR 42-500 twin-turboprop aircraft to inaugurate new service to Molokai and Lanai in 2013.

New routes and increased frequencies

  • Honolulu to Fukuoka, Japan daily service launched April 2012
  • Honolulu to New York City (JFK), New York, daily service launched June 2012
  • Honolulu to Sapporo, Japan three-times-weekly service launched October 2012
  • Honolulu to Brisbane, Australia three-times-weekly service launched November 2012
  • Honolulu to Seoul, South Korea increased from four times weekly to daily July 2012
  • Maui to San Jose and Oakland, California increased from three and four times weekly, respectively, to daily October 2012
  • Announced Honolulu to Auckland, New Zealand three-times-weekly service beginning March 2013
  • Announced Honolulu to Taipei, Taiwan with service daily beginning July 2013
  • Honolulu to Sydney, Australia from daily to ten weekly flights April to May 2013
  • Maui to Los Angeles, California increased from daily to twice daily service summer 2013

New Partnership, Code-Share and Frequent Flyer agreements

  • Partnered with Air China and China International Travel Service to offer connections and market Hawaii vacation packages in China.
  • Entered into new frequent flyer and code-share agreements with All Nippon Airways, JetBlue and Virgin America.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Airbus A330-243 N380HA (msn 1104) taxies at Los Angeles.

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Hawaiian Airlines sets a new passenger record in 2012

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (Honolulu), a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc, today announced its systemwide traffic statistics for December, fourth quarter, and full year 2012.

Hawaiian carried 9,484,204 passengers in 2012, the most in the company’s history. Passenger statistics for December and the fourth quarter were also company records.

FULL YEAR 2012 2011 % Change
PAX 9,484,204 8,666,319 9.4%
RPMS (000) 12,217,635 10,151,216 20.4%
ASMS (000) 14,687,472 12,039,937 22.0%
LF 83.2% 84.3% (1.1 pts.)
FOURTH QUARTER 2012 2011 % Change
PAX 2,413,629 2,155,310 12.0%
RPMS (000) 3,279,105 2,607,548 25.8%
ASMS (000) 4,006,840 3,104,833 29.1%
LF 81.8% 84.0% (2.2 pts.)
DECEMBER 2012 2011 % Change
PAX 812,395 740,660 9.7%
RPMS (000) 1,095,269 892,269 22.8%
ASMS (000) 1,371,367 1,077,262 27.3%
LF 79.9% 82.8% (2.9 pts.)
PAX:    Passengers transported
RPM:   One paying passenger transported one mile
ASM:   One seat transported one mile
LF:       Percentage of seating capacity utilized

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A330-243 N383HA (msn 1217) completes its final approach into Los Angeles International Airport.

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Hawaiian Airlines puts its ninth Airbus A330 into revenue service

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) took delivery of Airbus A330-243 N389HA (msn 1316) on June 20, 2012. N389HA is the fourth to join Hawaiian’s fleet this year and the ninth overall since June 2010, when the company began its long-haul fleet renewal and expansion program. The aircraft was flown nonstop from the Airbus Factory in Toulouse, France to Los Angeles last week where it underwent final preparations for entry into service.

Hawaiian’s newest A330 is named Keali‘iokonaikalewa, which is the Hawaiian name for the star Canopus, the second-brightest star in the night sky. Each of Hawaiian’s new A330s is named for a constellation or star used by Polynesians for celestial navigation in ancient times when they voyaged in sailing canoes across the Pacific to Hawai‘i.

Hawaiian will take delivery of 13 additional new A330s between 2013 and 2015, bringing to 22 the total number of A330s in its fleet.

Hawaiian’s new A330s are more fuel-efficient and have a longer operating range than its fleet of Boeing 767-300 aircraft, giving Hawaiian the capability to open new nonstop routes between Hawai‘i and points throughout North America and eastern Asia.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. The pictured N380HA was first, received on April 28, 2010.


Hawaiian produces a 3Q net profit of $30.5 million

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Honolulu) , the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (Honolulu), reported consolidated net income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 of $30.5 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, on total operating revenue of $352.0 million. This result compares with net income of $30.7 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, on total operating revenue of $305.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Adjusted net income reflecting economic fuel expense of $28.5 million or $0.55 per share compares to $34.7 million or $0.66 per share in the prior year period. The Company’s results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 reflect the benefit of certain discrete items that reduced the Company’s effective taxes in the period by $5.7 million. Including both the tax item and the release of accrued interest associated with it, net income in the period benefited by $7.1 million or $0.14 per share.

Copyright Photo: The first Airbus A330-243 F-WWYX (msn 1104) became N380HA on delivery on April 28, 2010.

Hawaiian Airlines to fly to Seoul (Incheon)

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) announced that it will introduce new nonstop flights between Honolulu and Seoul-Incheon International Airport starting in January 2011, pending approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM).

The announcement follows Hawaiian’s plans to begin daily service between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport later this year and is seen as the latest step in Hawaiian’s long-term plans to expand its service in Asia.

Hawaiian will initially operate its new service four times weekly using 264-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft (later with the pictured new Airbus A330-200 aircraft), adding more than 54,000 new air seats annually between Honolulu and Incheon. The company plans to increase service on the route in 2011 as its long range fleet expansion progresses.

Flight HA 459 is planned to depart Honolulu International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1:15 p.m. (1315) and arrive at Incheon International Airport at 8:00 p.m. (2000) the following day. Flight HA 460 will depart Incheon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (2200) and arrive in Honolulu at 10:45 a.m. (1045) the same day. South Korea is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.

Copyright Photo: The first Airbus A330-243 F-WWYX (msn 1104) at Toulouse became N380HA on delivery.

Hawaiian’s first Airbus A330 arrives in Hawaii, will enter service on June 4

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura. This interesting wide-angle view documents N380HA's arrival at HNL. The new airliner is named "Makalii".

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu yesterday (May 3) welcomed its fleet of the future to Hawaii – its first new, long-range Airbus A330-200 aircraft that will set the company’s course for growth and expansion.

The wide-body, 294-seat A330-243 registered N380HA (msn 1104) touched down at Honolulu International Airport at 10:49 a.m. on May 3. The wide-body airliner was piloted by Captain Robert Mixand Captain Mark Dawson. The 13-member flight crew was greeted by Hawaiian Airlines employees with fresh flower lei, Hawaiian music, and hula.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO who was among a crowd of employees greeting the plane’s arrival, said, “What a special moment for all of us at Hawaiian, to see more than three years’ planning and coordination come to fruition. This first A330 heralds a new era for Hawaiian, one of growth and new services for our customers.”

Hawaiian’s new A330 is scheduled to begin service on Friday, June 4, as Flight HA 2, departing Honolulu at 1:15 p.m. (1315) for Los Angeles.

Hawaiian took possession of the A330 on April 28 in a Hawaii-themed acceptance ceremony at the Airbusfactory in Toulouse, France attended by more than 200 Hawaiian Airlines employees and their guests. The aircraft was flown nonstop from Toulouse to Seattle on April 30 for scheduled modification work before making its flight into Honolulu this morning.

Hawaiian plans to introduce up to 27 new Airbus aircraft into its fleet by the end of this decade. Hawaiian is leasing three A330s that are joining the fleet this year, and has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire seven A330s (starting in 2011) and six A350XWB-800 (Extra Wide-Body) aircraft (starting in 2017), as well as purchase rights for an additional five A330s and six A350s.

Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) yesterday (April 28) began its long-range fleet renewal and expansion program by taking delivery of the first of up to 27 new, wide-body Airbus aircraft that will be integrated into its fleet over the next decade.

Hawaiian took possession of the 294-seat Airbus A330-243 registered N380HA (msn 1104) in a formal acceptance ceremony at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France.

In keeping with Hawaiian Airlines’ heritage, today’s ceremony showcased Hawaii’s culture and traditions, with the performing of Hawaiian music and hula, the presentation of a special Hawaiian ‘oli (chant) written for the occasion, and a traditional Hawaiian blessing.

Attendees included a group of more than 200 Hawaiian Airlines employees and their guests who made the trip of 7,760 miles from Honolulu to Toulouse to witness this momentous event for the company.

The new A330 is scheduled to arrive at Honolulu International Airport on the morning of May 3, after which the aircraft and its flight crews will undergo the preparations needed to start service on the Honolulu-Los Angeles route in early June.

Hawaiian plans to have up to 27 new Airbus aircraft as part of its fleet by the end of this decade. Hawaiian is leasing three A330s that are joining the fleet this year, and has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire seven A330s starting in 2011 and six A350-800 XWB (Extra Wide-Body) aircraft starting in 2017, as well as purchase rights for an additional five A330s and six A350s.

Copyright Photo: Airbus A330-243 F-WWYX (msn 1104) arrives back at Toulouse after a test flight. The airframe became N380HA on delivery.

Hawaiian Airlines’ first Airbus A330-200 is seen at Toulouse today

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) will take delivery next month of its first (of 10) Airbus A330-200.

Copyright Photo: Airbus A330-243 F-WWYX (msn 1104) is pictured on the runway today at Toulouse. It will become N380HA on delivery.