HONOLULU – November 26, 2013 – Tickets are now on sale for Hawaiian Airlines’ new non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, its first Mainland China gateway destination, which launches April 16, 2014, subject to government approval. The new service will offer flights three days weekly.
Travelers in Beijing can book tickets through their favorite travel agent or by calling Hawaiian Airlines’ sales office in Beijing at +86-10-8522-7835. For English-speaking travelers, tickets can be purchased through any travel agent or by calling Hawaiian’s Reservations Department toll-free at (800) 367-5320. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com in the U.S. beginning December 13, 2013 and www.HawaiianAirlines.com.cn in China on December 14, 2013.
“We look forward to offering travelers from Beijing our industry-leading on-board hospitality, which makes the travel experience to the Hawaiian Islands so much more enjoyable,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Our customers in Hawai‘i and North America will get to enjoy our first Mainland China destination, which is one of the most populous and exciting cities in the world.”
Along with being a vibrant center of politics, culture and arts and education, Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and home to world-renowned, historical sites including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall.
Beginning April 16, 2014, subject to government approval, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA 897 will depart Honolulu International Airport at 12:01 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, cross the international dateline, and land at Beijing Capital International Airport at 5:55 a.m. the following day.
Beginning April 18, 2014, Flight HA 898 will depart Beijing at 1:05 a.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 4:40 p.m. the previous day (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
Hawaiian Airlines customers flying to Beijing 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.
The new Beijing-Honolulu service will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ 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 Airlines’ 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 Airlines’ 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 Airlines’ frequent flyer program, can immediately start earning and redeeming mileage for travel on the new route. New members can enroll for free online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com and take advantage of membership benefits right away.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines 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 non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New non-stop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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