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Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New York City to Honolulu Direct Flights

By November 16, 2011

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Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200

In new and exciting news for residents of the northeastern USA who want to visit Hawaii, Hawaii's flag carrier, Hawaiian Airlines will be launching daily nonstop service between New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Honolulu starting June 4, 2012, and is promoting the new service with introductory fares that will only be available for the next few days.

This is the first direct flight to Honolulu from John F. Kennedy International Airport since the ATA/Pleasant Holidays "Air Cruise" to Hawaii that failed in almost 10 years ago. The only other airlines that flies directly to Hawaii from the northeast is Continental Airlines with its daily flight using a Boeing 767 from Newark's Liberty International Airport.

Details of New JFK-Honolulu Service

Starting June 5, 2012, Hawaiian Flight 51 will depart JFK daily at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 3:00 p.m., in time to get settled and enjoy a first dip in the balmy Pacific and sunset on the beach. Total flight time will be just 11 hours and you won't have to worry about making any connections midway through the flight.

The new route will be inaugurated from Honolulu the day before on June 4, with the departure of Flight 50 ("Hawaiian 5-0"). Flight 50 will depart Honolulu daily at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in New York City at 6:55 a.m. the following morning - less than 10 hours in the air.

Hawaiian will operate its New York-Honolulu route using its growing fleet of new Airbus A330-200 aircraft that seat 294 passengers, with 18 seats in First Class and the remainder in Economy Class.

Inflight Hospitality Program

Travelers on the new flights between New York and Honolulu will enjoy Hawaiian's signature "Hawaii Flies With Us" inflight hospitality program showcasing Hawaii's culture, natural beauty, and the Aloha Spirit of its people. They will also enjoy complimentary hot meals in all cabins, Hawaiian being the only carrier serving Hawaii that still offers this amenity.

Hawaiian's wide-body, twin-aisle A330s offer the comforts of a spacious interior, new generation seats with increased legroom, and the enjoyment of a state-of-the-art, on-demand entertainment system in every seatback offering a wide variety of movies and video programs, audio channels and video games. Each system also offers a USB port allowing system connectivity for personal media players. First Class customers enjoy larger in-seat LCD screens and iPOD compatibility.

Special Introductory Fares

In celebration of its new service, Hawaiian is offering special introductory fares of $212 each way in Economy Class and $808 each way in First Class (212 and 808 being the area codes of New York City and Honolulu, respectively).

The introductory fares are available for purchase from today through November 20, 2011 and are valid for travel between June 4 and June 30, 2012. Seats are limited. Additional taxes and fees apply. Tickets can be purchased on Hawaiian's website at HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian's reservations department toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.

Big Boost to Hawaii's Tourism Numbers

Hawaiian Airlines' new flights from New York will add more than 107,000 new air seats annually to Hawaii's tourism industry from the Eastern U.S., the state's second-largest geographic source market for visitors.

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