HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is responding to the increased demand for its service to Papeete, Tahiti by changing aircraft on the route from the 264-seat Boeing 767-300ER to its 294-seat Airbus A330-200, adding 30 more seats to the weekly service. The change will be made effective November 2, 2013.

“We are delighted by how heartily our travelers have embraced our Papeete service and are pleased to be increasing our commitment to the route by adding more seats with our A330,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO.

New Flight Schedule

In addition to increased capacity, Hawaiian Airlines is also adjusting its flight schedule on the Papeete route with departure and arrival times moved one hour earlier. Beginning November 2, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA 481 will depart Honolulu International Airport at 3:35 p.m. every Saturday, and land at Faa‘ā International Airport at 9:30 p.m.

The return Flight HA 482 will depart Papeete at 11:30 p.m. every Saturday and will arrive in Honolulu at 5:15 a.m. the following morning on Sunday.

The new flight schedule also allows travelers to board the popular Paul Gauguin Cruise Ships in Tahiti.

A330 Special Amenities

Hawaiian Airlines’ A330 offers amenities that have been a popular with its customers, highlighted by the personal on-demand entertainment system for each seat, increased legroom, and the roomy interior. 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. In addition to the comforts of the A330 aircraft, travelers will enjoy complimentary meals in all cabins and Hawaiian Airlines’ signature inflight hospitality that celebrates the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.

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, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop 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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