07 May 2010
Hawaiian Air Awarded One HND Slot
The US Department of Transportation has awarded Hawaiian Air one of the four HND slots granted to US carriers. Hawaiian is one three airlines to receive the coveted slots, which would move traffic closer to downtown Tokyo. Hawaiian initially applied for two of the slots. Delta received two slots (one for DTW, and the other for LAX), and American received a slot for JFK.
DoT Press Release.
HA plans to begin service using their 767-300ERs in October, before transitioning to their new A330-200s.
N589HA (c/n 33422), 767-33AER, is seen above departing HNL's Rwy 22L. Soon "Pualani" will grace the "Land of The Rising Sun".