HONOLULU – December 06, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines announced a change to the days of operation for its nonstop flights between Seoul, South Korea, and Honolulu in the New Year, with a more weekend-friendly schedule to better accommodate growing travel demand to Hawaii by Korean honeymooners.
Starting January 5, 2012, Hawaiian’s Flight #460 will depart Seoul’s Incheon International Airport four days weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:15 p.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 11:00 a.m. the same day. Korean couples will have the opportunity to depart for
Hawaii on either day of the weekend and arrive in time to enjoy their first full afternoon in the islands. Currently, only Sunday departures are offered.
The return Flight #459 will depart Honolulu Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1:15 p.m. and arrive at Incheon at 8:05 p.m. the next day. (South Korea is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)
“We look forward to welcoming more newlyweds from Korea with this convenient flight schedule that makes it easier for them to start their honeymoon in Hawaii,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Travelers on Hawaiian’s Seoul-Honolulu route enjoy a customized presentation of its authentic “Hawaii Flies With Us” inflight hospitality showcasing Hawaii’s culture, people, and natural beauty that also features Korean entertainment options, pan-Asian cuisine, and special onboard amenities.
Hawaiian initiated flights four days weekly between Seoul and Honolulu on January 12 of this year. Hawaiian currently operates the route using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft seating 264 passengers, with plans to introduce its newer and larger 294-seat, wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus
A330-200 aircraft in the future.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 83rd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
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