HONOLULU, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines has canceled its scheduled service between Honolulu and New York City for the third consecutive day, as the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey grapples with airport cleanup in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
An additional flight to New York to accommodate passengers on previously grounded flights has also been delayed.
Hawaiian's Flight HA50 is now scheduled to depart from Honolulu International Airport on Wednesday, October 31 at 3:05 p.m., arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City at 6:55 a.m. the following day. The return flight HA51 will depart from JFK on Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m., arriving in Honolulu at 3:00 p.m.
An additional flight, using a 294-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft, will depart from Honolulu on Thursday, November 1 at 12:10 p.m., arriving at JFK at 4:00 a.m. the following day. The aircraft will then leave JFK at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, arriving in Honolulu at 11:00 a.m.
Flight dates and times are dependent upon the availability of JFK International Airport. Passengers are advised to visit online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com and click on "View Flight Status" or call Hawaiian's reservations at 1-800-367-5320 and say "Flight Status" or press 1 to confirm flight details prior to leaving their homes or hotels.
Hawaiian expects to re-accommodate an estimated 650 passengers due to the cancellations. Many passengers have elected to board Hawaiian's flights to its West Coast gateway cities. The remaining passengers will be accommodated on the additional flight and on Hawaiian's flights throughout the week.
Hawaiian has also extended its change fee waivers for passengers affected by Superstorm Sandy. Passengers ticketed for travel from New York to Hawai'i through November 8 will be allowed to change their reservations without charge to flights departing on or before December 14, 2012. Changes must be made prior to November 8. Passengers whose flights were grounded by Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to cancel their reservations for a full refund.
Hawaiian will post updates online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) 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 83rd 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 will begin between Honolulu and Sapporo, Japan (October 30, 2012), Brisbane, Australia (November 27, 2012), and Auckland, New Zealand (March 13, 2013). Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 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).
SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines
Ann Botticelli, +1-808-354-1684, Ann.Botticelli@HawaiianAir.com