HONOLULU – February 26, 2013 - Hawaiian Airlines began selling tickets today for its new nonstop service between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan, which launches July 9 with flights offered three days weekly.
Pending government approval, round-trip fares for travel in July, which is high season, start at TWD40,049 for travel originating in Taipei and $1,369 for travel originating in Honolulu.
Hawaiian also announced the launch of a new traditional Chinese-language website for travelers in Taiwan to book tickets at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.tw. In addition, customers can book tickets by calling Hawaiian’s sales office in Taipei at +886-2-2508-0886.
For English-speaking travelers, tickets can be purchased online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s Reservations Department toll-free at (800) 367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.
“Travelers on our Taipei route can count on us offering the best fares, a great schedule to make the most of their trip, and a genuine Hawai‘i travel experience with inflight service unmatched in the industry,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Taiwan is a fascinating place to visit and our customers in Hawai‘i and North America will enjoy the added convenience our new service offers to experience this exciting country and other parts of Asia.”
Along with being a vibrant center of culture and pop Chinese entertainment, Taiwan is known for towering mountains, lush forests, an abundance of scenic attractions, and warm weather year-round.
Beginning July 9, subject to Taiwan government approval, Hawaiian Flight HA 807 will depart Honolulu International Airport at 1:55 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, cross the international dateline, and land at Taipei International Airport at 6:15 a.m. the following day.
Beginning July 10, the return Flight HA 808 will depart Taipei at 8:55 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 1:10 p.m. the same day.
Hawaiian’s customers flying to Taipei from any of its 11 gateway cities in North America can also take advantage of free stopovers in Hawai‘i, giving them added flexibility in planning trips.
Hawaiian will operate the Taipei-Honolulu route using its wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft, seating 294 passengers. Travelers will enjoy an inflight experience not offered by any other airline. From the moment they board, Hawaiian’s signature ‘Mea Ho‘okipa’ (translation: I am host) onboard service will engage them throughout the flight with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people, and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
The comfort, roominess and amenities of Hawaiian’s new A330 aircraft will add to the enjoyment of customers’ travel experience on the new route. With high-resolution LCD touch-screen monitors in each seatback, the A330’s state-of-the-art entertainment system lets customers choose from a wide range of movies, TV programs, music, and video games, while also offering a USB port for the use of their own personal media players. Customers sitting in Business Class will also enjoy iPOD compatibility.
Members of HawaiianMiles, Hawaiian’s frequent flyer program, can immediately start earning and redeeming mileage for travel on the new route. New members can enroll for free online at HawaiianAirlines.com and take advantage of membership benefits right away.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service begins this year between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13; Sendai, Japan on June 25; and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).
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