HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier for service between Japan and Hawai‘i, today announced it will introduce Airbus A330-200 aircraft featuring luxurious full-flat seating and popular premium economy seating to its non-stop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport starting February 2018.
“We are delighted to offer our Sapporo guests the comfort and amenities of the A330 aircraft as they enjoy the Hawaiian hospitality that defines our in-flight experience,” said Takaya Shishido, country director of Japan at Hawaiian Airlines. “Chitose will join Tokyo’s two major airports, Haneda and Narita, as well as Osaka’s Kansai gateway in offering guests our superior A330 service, underscoring our commitment to the Japanese market.”
Starting today, guests can purchase tickets for flights on Hawaiian’s wide-body, twin-aisle A330 for travel starting Feb. 1 from Honolulu to Sapporo and Feb. 2 from Sapporo to Honolulu. Since launching service to Sapporo in October 2012, Hawaiian has carried approximately 200,000 guests aboard its three-times-weekly flights, utilizing the Boeing 767-300ER.
With the introduction of the A330, guests will be able to choose from three relaxing inflight experiences, including the Premium Cabin with full-flat seating, Extra Comfort premium economy and the Main Cabin.
Incorporating flowing curves evocative of the winds and the ocean, Hawaiian’s spacious Premium Cabin features 18 lie-flat leather seats that extend into 180-degree beds at a roomy 20.5 inches wide and 76 inches long. Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests such as couples, families and honeymooners, while offering superior functionality to the business traveler.
The Extra Comfort option features 36 inches of seat pitch, priority boarding, a complimentary amenity kit and a personal power outlet.
Guests will continue to enjoy world-class cuisine by Hawaiian’s Executive Chef, Chai Chaowasaree on all Hawai‘i outbound flights, and meals created by chef Lee Anne Wong, owner of the popular island-style brunch house Koko Head Café, on all inbound flights.
Tickets can be booked online at www.HawaiianAirlines.co.jp, via guests preferred accredited travel agent, or by calling Hawaiian Airlines' sales office in Tokyo at +03-6435-1179. For English-speaking travelers, tickets can be purchased at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, through travel agencies, or by calling Hawaiian's Reservations Department toll-free at 800-367-5320.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian®, the world’s most punctual airline as reported by OAG, has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 13 years (2004-2016) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure have placed Hawaiian the among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 88th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline.
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, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.
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