Hawaiian Airlines to Launch Daily Nonstop New York Service
By Kate Rice
November 16, 2011 2:43 PM
Hawaiian Airlines will start daily nonstop service between New York and Honolulu on June 4. Flight 50 (Hawaiian 5-0) will leave Honolulu daily at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in New York City at 6:55 a.m. the following morning. Flight 51 will leave New York for Honolulu at 10 a.m., arriving at 3 p.m. in Honolulu.
Hawaiian's 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.
"Hawaiian's new service will generate an estimated $156 million in direct visitor spending and $17 million in state tax revenue annually for our tourism economy and will provide much desired direct air service to New York City, making it more convenient and accessible for travelers from the East Coast,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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.
To promote the 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 through Nov. 20 and are valid for travel between June 4 and June 30. For more information, call 800-367-5320.