Hula, Lei Mark Hawaiian Airlines’ Fifth Year of New York ServiceJune 6, 2017, 10:25 AM HST (Updated June 6, 2017, 10:27 AM)
Hula, music and flower lei greeted New York travelers on Monday, June 5, as Hawaiian Airlines celebrated its fifth anniversary of non-stop service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Honolulu.
In celebration of its fifth-year milestone, Hawaiian today announced a weeklong sale of $769 roundtrip tickets (inclusive of all taxes and fees) for travel between JFK and HNL from Sept. 18 through Nov. 9.
Since summer 2012, Hawaiian has shared its authentic island hospitality with more than 400,000 guests aboard over 1,500 flights between JFK and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).
“East Coast travelers have increasingly sought out the Hawai‘i hospitality we offer on our non-stop service to Honolulu,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We look forward to continuing to provide our guests with the most convenient, comfortable and memorable flight experience between New York and our Hawaiian Islands.”
Hula dancers with the Polynesian Cultural Center welcomed travelers at JFK’s terminal 5, where Hawaiian’s flight H51 departs daily at 10 a.m. local time. The flight arrives at HNL at 2:55 p.m., giving visitors ample time to enjoy the afternoon on O‘ahu or connect seamlessly to a Neighbor Island.
During 2016, more than 40,000 of Hawaiian’s guests arriving on O‘ahu from JFK went on to visit the Island of Hawai‘i, Maui or Kaua‘i.
On the return to New York, travelers can spend a leisurely morning at the beach before checking in for HA50, which departs HNL at 3:05 p.m. and arrives at JFK at 6:55 a.m. the next day.
As Hawai‘i’s destination carrier, Hawaiian is dedicated to introducing travelers to the sights, sounds and tastes of the islands through its award-winning in-flight hospitality, meals prepared by top local chefs, and a host of products and amenities.
In February, the airline added a new Premium Cabin featuring 18 lie-flat leather seats to its JFK route, while expanding the number of premium economy Extra Comfort seats to 68 from 40.
Last summer, Hawaiian launched a First Class auction upgrade program called Bid Up. Since then, more than 200 travelers departing from JFK have been upgraded through the easy-to-use service and enjoyed superior comfort and luxury amenities on their relaxing journey across the Pacific.
Hawaiian also has a codeshare and frequent flyer agreement with JetBlue that expands Hawaiian’s reach beyond New York and offers travelers throughout the East Coast convenient access to their dream Hawaiian vacation.