Hawaiian Airlines to Start Daily Service from Kansai Airport from July, Adding 100,000 Seats Annually
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) plans to start the Kansai/Honolulu route from July this year. For the airline, it will be the third route in Asia following the Haneda/Honolulu and the Seoul/Honolulu. Aircraft to be put into service will be Boeing B767-300ER configured with 18 Business and 246 Economy class seats, offering, annually, approximately 100,000 passenger seats. The airline is also eyeing introduction of larger aircraft, a 294-seater Airbus A330-200.
Hawaiian Airlines started its services from Tokyoâ€™s Haneda and from Seoulâ€™s Incheon only in November 2010 and in January 2011 respectively. Commenting on the Haneda route, Mark Dunkerley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Airlines, said, â€œOur new service to Tokyoâ€™s Haneda Airport has received an overwhelming response from the market.â€ With regards to Kansai Airport, Dunkerley added, the airline expects to attract travel demand not only from the Kansai region but also transit traffic demand from cities within Japan and from Asia including China and South Korea as well. The airline emphasized that customers will profit from the same day connections that will also be readily available for domestic flights within Japan.
Global Service, a general sales agent for Hawaiian Airlines, has no sales office based in the Kansai region. Meanwhile, however, it reportedly started to review its sales system. The date of ticket sales will be announced in a few days.
Hawaiian Airlines Kansai/Honolulu Flight Schedule
|Hawaiian Airlines Kansai/Honolulu Flight Schedule|
|Flight||Route||Dep. & Arr. Time||Days of Operation||Aircraft type|
|HA449||Honolulu (HNL) – Kansai (KIX)||14:10 – 18:00 +1||T.B.A||B767-300ER (JCL: 18, EYCL: 246)|
|HA450||Kansai (KIX) – Honolulu (HNL)||21:30 – 10:50|
(HA449 operates from July 12 and HA450 from July 13)
Source: Travel Vision
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