10 April 2013

Hawaiian's Two Big Announcements

Ni hao! 
The first major announcement by Hawaiian Airlines this morning, is that they plan to start thrice-weekly A330-243 service between HNL and PEK (HAL888/887) in April 2014, pending governmental approval by both nations.  Beijing would be the tenth international destination for Hawaiian in the past three years.

Hawaiian would become the first airline to offer non-stop scheduled service between the two airports. A few years ago, Hainan Airlines announced they were launching a PEK-HNL route with an A340-600, but has yet to start service.

The other major announcement by Hawaiian, is that they will be terminating the HNL-MNL (HAL 455/456) service at the end of July this year. According to the airline, the route had been under-performing due to fares and fuel prices.

Further details in this Hawaiian Airlines press release.

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