HONOLULU – November 22, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines today announced an increase in its nonstop service between Sydney and Honolulu in 2011, highlighted by daily flights for the period of April 6 – August 1, to meet customer demand during the peak travel season. Hawaiian currently serves the Sydney-Honolulu route with flights four days per week.
“We know how much Australian travelers enjoy their holidays in Hawaii, so we are increasing our flight schedule during their favorite time of year to travel. This gives them greater flexibility in making their plans, and the timing couldn’t be better as Hawaii is a great value for Australians,” said Avi Mannis, Hawaiian’s vice president of revenue management and schedule planning.
From April 6 through August 1, 2011, Hawaiian’s Flight #451 will depart Honolulu International Airport daily at 12:40 p.m. and arrive at Sydney Airport at 7:20 p.m. the following day. Return Flight #452 will depart Sydney daily at 9:20 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 11:00 a.m. the same day. (Sydney is currently 21 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)
Hawaiian will be offering daily flights between Sydney and Honolulu for the first time since launching service on the route in May 2004.
Starting August 2, 2011, Hawaiian will begin offering flights five days weekly between Sydney and Honolulu, adding one more day to the current service schedule. Hawaiian’s flight departures from Honolulu will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with the return flights from Sydney on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Altogether, Hawaiian’s increased service will add approximately 19,000 new air seats from Sydney to Hawaii’s tourism industry in 2011.
Hawaiian will continue to operate the Sydney route using its wide-body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The twin-aisle B767 comfortably seats up to 264 passengers with 18 in Business Class and the remainder in Economy Class.
Adding to the enjoyment of the Hawaii travel experience is Hawaiian’s promise to “start your Hawaii vacation the moment you board” with its distinctive and award-winning “Hawaii Starts Here” onboard service, showcasing the culture, music, natural beauty, and people of the Hawaiian Islands.
Travelers can purchase tickets for Hawaiian’s Sydney-Honolulu flights from their favorite travel agent, online via Hawaiian’s website atwww.HawaiianAirlines.com or its Australia site at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.au, or by calling Hawaiian toll-free in the U.S. through its reservations center at 1-800-367-5320 or in Australia at 1300-669-106.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.
Now in its 82nd year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, starting in January 2011, South Korea. Hawaiian also provides more than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com.