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Hawaiian Airlines Begins KOA-HND Ticket Sales

July 7, 2016, 8:58 AM HST
* Updated July 7, 9:33 AM
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Hawaiian Airlines courtesy photo.

Hawaiian Airlines courtesy photo.

Hawaiian Airlines will begin its new non-stop service between Hawai‘i Island’s Kona International Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport on Dec. 20, 2016, when the inaugural flight departs KOA.

Three-times weekly service from Kona will begin on Dec. 20, and a second flight will add four-times weekly flights from Honolulu starting Dec. 21.

Hawaiian Airlines has operated daily service between Honolulu International Airport and Haneda since November 2010.

In May, the US Department of Transportation approved Hawaiian’s application to provide service between KOA and HND airports, along with the second route from HNL to HND.

“Since launching our first daily service to Haneda six years ago, Hawaiian has had the pleasure of carrying nearly one million visitors to Honolulu,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and chief executive officer. “As Hawai‘i’s largest international market, it is clear Japanese travelers have chosen Hawaiian as their carrier of choice when visiting our beautiful islands. We are excited to offer even more choices for service with a second flight option from Haneda, the option to fly nonstop to Kona, and our new nonstop daily service from Narita launching later this month.”

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Starting today, travelers in Japan can book tickets for these flights online or through their preferred accredited travel agent or by calling Hawaiian Airlines’ sales office in Tokyo at +03-6435-1179.

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For English-speaking travelers, tickets can be purchased at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, through any travel agent or by calling Hawaiian’s Reservations Department toll-free at (800) 367-5320.

The DOT is still deciding which five of eight remaining applications from four other US air carriers it will approve for daytime slots, and Hawaiian has urged the DOT to confirm its existing daily Honolulu-
Haneda service be among them.

In its filings with the DOT, Hawaiian noted that flights between Hawai‘i and Japan are the most traveled and most beneficial to the US economy, and being able to expand the number that Hawaiian can offer to Tokyo’s Haneda airport is especially important.

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The new Kona-Haneda and Honolulu-Haneda services will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft, seating 294 passengers.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) welcomed the announcement today that Hawaiian Airlines has begun ticket sales for a new non-stop service between Kona International Airport and Haneda International Airport.

“I congratulate Hawaiian Airlines on their new route from Kona to Tokyo’s Haneda airport,” said Sen. Schatz. “This new service is not just great news for Hawaiian, it’s excellent news for our visitor industry and for Hawai‘i Island’s local economy. There are still five additional routes up for competition, and I plan to continue strongly advocating for Hawaiian Airlines in their effort to obtain these routes and expand Hawai‘i’s reach around the world.”

The new flight schedule for the Kona route is as follows:

KONA (KOA)-TOKYO HANEDA (HND) SCHEDULE

Flight

Route

Departs

Arrives 

Frequency

Start Date

HA 851

KOA-HND

5:05 p.m.

10:05 p.m.*

Tues., Thurs., Sat.

Dec. 20, 2016

HA 852

HND-KOA

11:55 p.m.

12:15 p.m.**

Wed., Fri., Sun.

Dec. 21, 2016

HONOLULU (HNL)-TOKYO HANEDA (HND) SCHEDULE

Flight

Route

Departs

Arrives 

Frequency

Start Date

HA 855

HNL-HND

5:30 p.m.

10:05 p.m.*

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.

Dec. 21, 2016

HA 856

HND-HNL

11:55 p.m.

11:55 a.m.**

Mon., Tues. Thurs., Sat.

Dec. 22, 2016

Flights cross the international dateline and land:   

*At HND the following day 

**At KOA and HNL the same day

 

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