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Air China arrives in Hawaii

Air China (Beijing) yesterday (January 20) celebrated the start of its Beijing – Hawaii service with a ceremony held at T3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. In attendance were the invitees from U.S. Embassy in China, Beijing Capital International Airport Customs, Beijing General Station of Entry-Exit Frontier Inspection, Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd. as well as Air China’s executives. At the ceremony, dancers from Hawaii treated the audience to the distinctive Hula dance, which is a showcase of Hawaii’sindigenous culture, and presented garlands to the invited guests on stage, giving the occasion a rich tropical feel.

The new service, CA 837/8, is the first nonstop air link between Beijing and Hawaii. It’s operated three times a week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with wide body Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 1330 Beijing time and arrives in Honolulu at 1630 local time. The return flight takes off from Honolulu at 2200 local time and arrives in Beijing at 0520 Beijing time on the next day.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 B-6070 (msn 750) arrives back to the Beijing hub and base.

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Hawaiian starts nonstop service to Sendai, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) yesterday (June 25) launched its inaugural flight from Honolulu to Sendai, its fifth gateway in Japan and 10th new international destination it has introduced or announced in less than three years.

Passengers of the inaugural flight enjoyed a festive island-style send-off at Honolulu International Airport before boarding, featuring Hawaiian music and hula, a traditional Hawaiian blessing, presentation of fresh flower lei, and a special performance honoring the Japanese culture.

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES LAUNCHES NONSTOP SERVICE TO SENDAI

Copyright Photo: Hawaiian Airlines Customer Service Agents Starlynn Kuaana (left) and Charael Perry (right) greet passengers with lei as they board the inaugural flight from Honolulu to Sendai today. Sendai is Hawaiian Airlines’ fifth gateway in Japan and 10th new international destination it has announced or introduced in less than three years. (PRNewsFoto/Hawaiian Airlines).

Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu, which has a population of more than 9 million. Sendai is known in Japan as “Mori no Miyako,” or Forest City, for its many green spaces in its city center. It is also known for its high quality rice and for its summer Tanabata Festival, which draws thousands of visitors from across Japan.

Hawaiian’s Honolulu-Sendai service is the first scheduled service between Sendai and Hawai’i since another carrier left the market in 2004, and among the first new services to be introduced at Sendai Airport since it was closed for more than a month in 2011 due to damage caused by the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Hawaiian’s flight HA 441 departs Honolulu International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 12:55 p.m. (1255), cross the international dateline, and arrive at Sendai International Airportat 4:30 p.m. (1630) the following day. The return flight HA 442 will then continue to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport at 5:45 p.m. (1745) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at New Chitose at 7:00 p.m. (1900) before departing to Honolulu at 9:10 p.m. (2110), crossing the international dateline and arriving in Honolulu at 9:50 a.m. (0950) the same day.

Hawaiian operates the Honolulu-Sendai-Sapporo flights using its fleet of  Boeing 767-300E R aircraft that seat up to 264 passengers.

The addition of Sendai to Hawaiian’s 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 and Auckland in March 2013. Hawaiian previously announced new service to Taipei, Taiwan in July 2013. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approvals.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-33A ER N591HA (msn 33423) arrives in Los Angeles.

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Hawaiian Airlines to fly to China starting in April 2014, will drop Manila

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) today announced it plans to launch non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, pending approvals by U.S. and Chinese regulatory agencies.

The new service is Hawaiian’s tenth new international destination since November 2010.

The Hawai’i Tourism Authority estimates the new service will generate $81 million in annual visitor expenditures and $8.47 million in tax revenue for Hawai’i.

The new service will be launched from Honolulu on April 16, 2014 and will operate three times each week using a 294-seat A330 aircraft. It will be the only non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, which has a population of more than 20 million.

Subject to government approvals, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 887 will depart Honolulu International Airport at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline, and land at Beijing Capital International Airport at 7:30 p.m. the following day.

Hawaiian’s Flight HA 888 will depart Beijing at 9:30 p.m. every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 1:05 p.m. the same day.

Hawaiian Airlines also today announced it will discontinue its underperforming nonstop Manila service this summer.

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 455 will make its final trip from Honolulu to Manila on July 31, and HA 456 will make its final return from Manila to Honolulu on August 1, 2013. The service, which operates four times per week, was inaugurated in April 2008.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A330-243 N381HA (msn 1114) completes its final approach into Los Angeles International Airport.

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Hawaiian Airlines is coming to Sendai, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) will add its fifth Japan gateway in June with the launch of new service three times a week to Sendai, Japan, starting June 25, pending Japan government approval.

The new flights will be the first scheduled service between Sendai and Hawai’i since another carrier left the market in 2004, and among the first new services to be introduced at Sendai Airport since it was closed for more than a month in 2011 due to damage caused by the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Hawaiian’s new Sendai service will connect with and complement its existing service to Sapporo, operating nonstop from Honolulu to Sendai, with one-stop service returning to Honolulu via Sapporo.

Starting June 25, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 441 will depart Honolulu International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m., cross the international dateline, and arrive at Sendai Airport at 4:00 p.m. the following day.

The return Flight HA 442 will then continue to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport at 5:55 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at New Chitose at 7:10 p.m. before departing to Honolulu at 9:10 p.m., crossing the international dateline, and arriving in Honolulu at 9:50 a.m. the same day.

Hawaiian will operate the Honolulu-Sendai-Sapporo flights using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft that seat up to 264 passengers.

Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu, which has a population of more than 9 million. Sendai is known in Japan as “Mori no Miyako,” or Forest City, for its many green spaces in its city center. It is also known for its high quality rice and for its summer Tanabata Festival, which draws thousands of visitors from across Japan.

Sendai will be the tenth new destination that Hawaiian has introduced or announced in less than three years, following 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, and Brisbane in November 2012. The company has previously announced new service to Auckland, New Zealand commencing on March 13, and to Taipei, Taiwan in July 2013.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Boeing 767-3G5 ER N586HA (msn 24259) taxies on the ramp at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Hawaiian Airlines introduces ‘Ohana by Hawaiian brand for its ATR 42 regional flights

Ohana by Hawaiian ATR 42 Design

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) has introduced a separate new ‘Ohana by Hawaiian name and brand for its new ATR 42 regional division. Well done Hawaiian! Thank you for your originality in aircraft designs and brands.

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A kapa pattern symbolizing ancestry, family and transportation will mark the turboprop aircraft flown by Hawai‘i’s newest interisland operation when ‘Ohana by Hawaiian inaugurates service to Moloka‘i and Läna‘i this summer.

The name and brand identity of the new service, as well as the aircraft design by renowned artist and designer Sig Zane and his son Kuha‘o, were unveiled on February 11 at Honolulu International Airport.

“The name ‘Ohana perfectly captures the idea behind this service and the role it will play in our community. This new service has always been about making it easier for friends and families throughout the islands and from overseas to share time together,” said Mark Dunkerley, President and CEO of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Hawaiian Airlines. “Sig and Kuha‘o Zane’s design weaves the concept of family with symbols for heritage and transportation, acknowledging our proud history as the first company to connect our islands through flight.”

The Hilo-based designers used Hawaiian Airlines’ interisland route map as a basis for the design, and incorporated three kapa patterns: piko, representing ancestor and progeny; manu, representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo, representing family.

“Today we invite our ancestors and kupuna to join us as we holoholo between the islands. We celebrate their art and recognize all who have traveled before us,” Zane said. “This symbol of our heritage is now a cherished piece for everyone to see.”

‘Ohana by Hawaiian will launch daily service to Moloka‘i and Lana’i this summer using 48-seat ATR 42 turboprop aircraft operated by Empire Airlines of Idaho.

Ohana by Hawaiian Designers (IN)(LRW)

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. (Left to Right) Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley, livery co-designers Kuha‘o Zane and Sig Zane.

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Top Image: Hawaiian Airlines: Our fleet of modern, ATR 42 turboprop aircraft evokes some of the magic and nostalgia of a bygone era, soaring along scenic shorelines. Service aboard ‘Ohana’s 48-passenger twin-turboprop aircraft will feature the friendly, world-class service Hawaiian Airlines is famous for, delivered in a lighter, more casual local style.

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Hawaiian Airlines launches a new route to Sapporo, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) yesterday (October 30) launched its inaugural flight from Honolulu to Sapporo, Japan, and restored nonstop service between the two cities that had been discontinued by other carriers nine years earlier.

Passengers of the inaugural flight enjoyed a festive island-style send-off at Honolulu International Airport before boarding, featuring Hawaiian music and hula, a traditional Hawaiian blessing, presentation of fresh flower lei, and a special performance honoring the Japanese culture (see above).

The capital city of the island of Hokkaido, Japan’s second-largest and northernmost island, Sapporo is Japan’s fourth-largest city with a population of 1.9 million. Sapporo is renowned for its ski resorts – the city hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics – and the world-famous Sapporo Snow Festival, which annually attracts millions of visitors each February to see its spectacular snow and ice sculptures.

Hawaiian’s Honolulu-Sapporo service is adding 41,000 new air seats to the market annually and the benefit to Hawai’i’s visitor industry will be significant, according to the Hawai’i Tourism Authority.

Hawaiian’s Flight HA 441 departs Honolulu International Airport on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 2:45 p.m., crosses the international dateline, and arrives at Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport at 7:00 p.m. the following day.

The return flight HA 442 departs Sapporo on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 9:30 p.m., crosses the international dateline, and arrives in Honolulu at 9:55 a.m. the same day.

Hawaiian will operate its Honolulu-Sapporo flights offering the comfort and roominess of its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft (see below) seating 264 passengers, with 18 in Business Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.

Travelers will enjoy a customized presentation of Hawaiian’s signature inflight hospitality program, combining its celebration of the islands’ culture, people, and Aloha Spirit with entertainment options and special onboard products designed for the Japanese traveler.

Sapporo is the fourth city in Japan that Hawaiian has introduced nonstop service in the past two years following Tokyo (November 2010), Osaka (July 2011), and Fukuoka (April 2012).

Top Copyright Photo: Guests of Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight today from Honolulu to Sapporo, Japan were treated to hula and Hawaiian music before boarding. Photo Credit: Anthony Consillio. (PRNewsFoto/Hawaiian Airlines)

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 767-33A ER N581HA (msn 28141) taxies to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

Hawaiian Airlines to fly to New Zealand

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) has announced it will open a new international gateway to New Zealand with new nonstop service between Honolulu and Auckland three days weekly beginning on March 13, 2013.

The company’s market research indicates that Hawaii is an underserved market for New Zealand, as tourism figures show there are currently 30 percent fewer visitor arrivals coming from New Zealand than in 1999 when more nonstop flights were offered between the two destinations. In addition, New Zealand residents made more than one million trips to the South Pacific and Asia in 2011.

Hawaiian’s new service will add more than 40,000 seats annually between Auckland and Hawaii.

According to Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the New Zealand market is a strong source of visitors for Hawaii. In 2011, Hawaii received 20,730 arrivals from New Zealand – an increase of 15.4% compared to 2010 – which were responsible for generating $38 million in visitor expenditures. Year-to-date through May 2012, arrivals from New Zealand have increased by 5.1% year-over-year.

Hawaiian will operate the Auckland-Honolulu flights using its fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers – 18 in Business Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.

Auckland will be the eighth new destination that Hawaiian has introduced or announced new service to since November 2010, following Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sapporo (October 30, 2012), Japan; Seoul, South Korea; New York City, and Brisbane, Australia (November 27, 2012).

Hawaiian’s 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 five more A330s into service in 2013.

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura. Boeing 767-3G5 ER N586HA (msn 24259) climbs away from Honolulu International Airport.

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Hawaiian Airlines arrives in New York City

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) arrived in New York this morning with the first ever HA nonstop service from Honolulu. Travelers were treated with an aloha welcome at John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning as Hawaiian Airlines launched its nonstop daily service between New York City and Honolulu. Hula and live Hawaiian music greeted customers arriving for Hawaiian’s Inaugural Flight HA 51.

Hawaiian Airlines has also expanded its reach in the Eastern U.S. through new codesharing and frequent flyer reciprocity agreements with JetBlue Airways (New York). Beginning today, Hawaiian will place its HA code on select JetBlue-operated flights throughout the East Coast, and customers of each carrier’s frequent flyer program will be able to earn and redeem loyalty points or miles for travel on either airline.

Hawaiian operates its new nonstop service out of JFK’s Terminal 5.

Hawaiian flight HA 51 departs JFK daily at 10:00 a.m. (1000) and arrives at Honolulu International Airport at 3:00 p.m (1500). Flight HA 50 departs Honolulu daily at 3:05 p.m. (1505) and arrives in New York City at 6:55 (0655) the following morning.

Onboard, customers will enjoy Hawaiian’s signature “Hawai’i Flies With Us” hospitality, featuring entertainment and information that showcases Hawai’i’s culture and natural beauty, complemented by inflight service that reflects the warmth and caring that sets Hawaiian Airlines apart as the premier carrier of visitors to Hawai’i. They will also enjoy complimentary hot meals in all cabins, an amenity not offered on any other airline serving Hawai’i.

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