Hawaiian Airlines begins ticket sales for new Kona-Haneda route

Three-times weekly service from Kona to begin on Dec. 20, 2016; additional flight added four times weekly from Honolulu on Dec. 21.

Hawaiian Airlines has begun ticket sales for its new non-stop service between Hawai´i Island´s Kona International Airport (KOA) and Tokyo´s Haneda International Airport (HND), which is scheduled to begin on December 20, 2016, the company said..

Hawaiian Airlines has operated daily service between Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and Haneda since November 2010. In May, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved Hawaiian´s application to provide three times weekly service between KOA and HND airports, along with a second frequency four-times weekly from HNL to HND beginning December 21.

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

Hawaiian´s Honolulu to Haneda service served as a springboard for an expanding Japan network that includes: Osaka (July 2011) and Sapporo (October 2012). On July 22, 2016, the airline will start service to its fourth destination in Japan, with daily nonstop service between Tokyo´s Narita Airport (NRT) and Honolulu.

Hawaiian Airlines is in its 87th year of continuous service, as a provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the US Mainland, providing 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system wide. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).