HONOLULU – July 30, 2012 - Hawaiian Airlines today began selling tickets for its new service to Auckland, New Zealand, starting with its lowest everyday fares for travel originating from Honolulu, Hawai‘i’s neighbor islands, and the airline’s 11 gateway cities in North America.
Subject to government approval, the new service launches March 13, 2013.
New Zealand is renowned among travelers worldwide for its fascinating Maori culture and spectacular natural wonders, including golden-sand beaches, lush rainforests, fjords and glaciers.
“We’re making it far easier for travelers in Hawai‘i and North America to visit beautiful New Zealand while enjoying the hospitality that is the hallmark of Hawaiian Airlines,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
Hawaiian will operate nonstop flights three days per week between Honolulu and Auckland and will be the only U.S. carrier flying the route.
Hawaiian’s flights from North America to Honolulu allow convenient same-day connections to Auckland, avoiding the need to change airlines or terminals.
Round-trip tickets to Auckland for travel completed by April 25, 2013 from the following Hawaiian Airlines cities, including all taxes and fees, start at:
$1,095 Lïhu‘e, Kahului, Hilo, Kona
$1,204 San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San José, Sacramento, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Las Vegas
$1,539 New York City
Prices are subject to change and based on seat availability.
Hawaiian’s fares for its new Auckland service allow stopovers on O‘ahu for travelers making connections in Honolulu at no additional charge.
Tickets can now be purchased online at HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.
Beginning March 13, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 445 will depart Honolulu International Airport at
1:45 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, cross the international dateline, and land at Auckland Airport at 9:55 p.m. the following day.
Beginning March 14, the return flight HA 446 will depart Auckland at 11:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 9:45 a.m. the same day.
Hawaiian will operate its new Auckland service with its fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in Business Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.
In addition to the comforts of Hawaiian’s wide-body aircraft, travelers will enjoy complimentary meals in both cabins and Hawaiian’s signature inflight hospitality celebrating the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
Members of HawaiianMiles, Hawaiian’s frequent flyer program, can immediately start earning and redeeming mileage for travel on the new route. New members can enroll for free online at HawaiianAirlines.com and take advantage of membership benefits right away.
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).
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