HONOLULU – Sept. 23, 2010 - Having received its authorization to operate new international service to Japan from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hawaiian Airlines today announced the start of ticket sales for its new daily nonstop flights between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Honolulu.

 

Tickets can be purchased online via Hawaiian’s new Japanese-language website at

www.HawaiianAirlines.co.jp, its English-language site, www.HawaiianAirlines.com, or by phone through its sales office in Japan at 03-5405-8761 or toll-free in the U.S. through its reservations center at 1-800-367-5320.

 

Hawaiian’s inaugural flight from Honolulu to Haneda is on November 17, with the inaugural departure from Haneda to Honolulu taking place November 19.

 

“We have received a tremendous response to our announcement of new service to Haneda, and we know travelers have been waiting for this moment,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Hawaiian will begin flying daily between Haneda and Honolulu less than two months from now, and tickets are now on sale.”

 

Travelers will enjoy the convenience of Hawaiian’s new service departing and arriving from Haneda Airport, near the city’s center, as well as the authentic Hawaii travel experience that only Hawaiian Airlines can provide.

 

As the only U.S. carrier offering flights between Haneda and Hawaii, Hawaiian’s new service offers U.S.-originating travelers superior accessibility to Japan’s largest metropolitan area, along with the industry-leading service and frequent flyer benefits for which Hawaiian has become known.

 

Current HawaiianMiles frequent flyer members can immediately start earning and redeeming mileage award benefits on the new Haneda-Honolulu flight, which covers more than 3,800 miles.

 

HawaiianMiles frequent flyer membership enrollment via Hawaiian’s Japanese-language website will become available in the coming weeks.

 

Flight #458 will depart Tokyo’s Haneda Airport daily at 11:59 p.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 12:05 p.m. the same day. Return Flight #457 will depart Honolulu daily at 6:05 p.m. and arrive at Haneda at 10:05 p.m. the next day. (Tokyo is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)

 

Hawaiian will initially serve the Haneda-Honolulu route using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft seating up to 264 passengers before introducing its new and larger 294-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft onto the route.

 

 

About Hawaiian Airlines

 

Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20

th 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) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 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 81st 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 the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, Tahiti, and, in the coming months, Japan and 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.