Hawaiian Airlines marks 5 years flying to Seoul, South Korea

Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating its fifth anniversary of successful service between O´ahu´s Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and its first destination on the Asian continent: Seoul, South Korea, the company said.

Since launching its four times weekly service on Jan. 12, 2011, Hawaiian has operated more than 2,800 flights and carried nearly 600,000 guests between Honolulu and Incheon International Airport (ICN).

In 2010, Hawaii received only 81,758 visitors from South Korea, compared to 178,091 visiting Hawaii in 2014. Following strong demand from both US and Korean travelers, Hawaiian up-gauged its service to Seoul in the spring of 2014 from a Boeing 767-300ER to the larger A330 aircraft, seating 294 passengers in a three-class cabin, with 18 in First Class, 40 in Extra Comfort and 236 in the Main Cabin.

Operating the larger A330 aircraft added more than 18,300 seats annually to both travel markets. Hawaiian now offers non-stop flights five days a week.

To commemorate its 5th anniversary in Seoul, Hawaiian Airlines is offering South Korean residents a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Honolulu by sharing their own #MyAloha story on the company´s official Facebook page.

Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai´i´s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the US Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai´i from more US gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).