HONOLULU, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today the inauguration dates, flight schedule and fares for its new nonstop service between Honolulu and Manila.
Flights will commence from Honolulu on April 14 and from Manila on April
17, 2008, with four flights per week. Ticket sales have begun on the airline's
website and through its reservations call center, as well as through travel
agents in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Hawaiian's Flight #455 will depart Honolulu International Airport on
Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Ninoy
Aquino International Airport in Manila the following day at 5:15 p.m. Return
Flight #456 will depart Manila on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
at 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu the same day at 11:15 a.m. (Manila is 18
hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)
Roundtrip fares for the new service begin at $848 in Coach Class and can
be purchased online at http://www.HawaiianAirlines.com or by calling Hawaiian
toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or in the Philippines at 02-860-2300.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, said, "We have been
energized by the community's enthusiastic response to the announcement of our
new Manila service and now that we can take reservations for travel starting
in April, the excitement is building. We look forward to bringing our
industry-leading service to the Philippines and expanding travel choices and
opportunities for families and businesses on both ends of the route."
Hawaiian will operate the new nonstop route using its, wide-body,
twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft that seat up to 264 passengers. The
comfort and convenience of Hawaiian's 2-3-2 seating configuration provides
either window or aisle seating to 86 percent of the passengers. The flight
time is approximately 10 hours.
Manila will be Hawaiian's first gateway into Asia. The new service will
make Hawaiian the only U.S. carrier providing nonstop service between Manila
and Honolulu and will more than double current capacity on the route.
Approximately 170,000 people traveled between Manila and Hawaii last year.
Hawaiian was ranked as America's #1 airline in the 2007 Airline Quality
Ratings. This comprehensive industry-wide study evaluated the overall
performance of the nation's 18 largest carriers using a weighted average of 15
elements in four major areas important to consumers when judging quality in
Hawaiian has also recorded the best overall service performance as
measured by DOT in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and been the nation's #1 on-time
airline for 44 of the past 49 months.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation's top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality
Ratings, Hawaiian also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 2004,
2005 and 2006 (including a record 36 consecutive months from November 2003 to
October 2006,) and in fewest misplaced bags for 2005 and 2006, as reported by
the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast
Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top
domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the
state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the second largest
provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.
Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than
any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and
Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.
(Amex: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines
CONTACT: Keoni Wagner of Hawaiian Airlines, +1-808-838-6778,