Hawaiian Airlines plans to launch daily non-stop service between Narita International Airport near Tokyo and Honolulu International Airport on July 22.
The new Narita route will complement Hawaiian Airlines’ existing daily service from its Honolulu hub to Tokyo Haneda Airport, providing two daily flight options to travelers in the Greater Tokyo region, according to the carrier.
“We’ve had the pleasure of carrying more than 800,000 visitors between Haneda and Honolulu since the launch of our daily A330 service more than five years ago,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and chief executive officer.
“With average load factors routinely exceeding 90 per cent, it is clear Japanese travelers have chosen Hawaiian as their carrier of choice when visiting our beautiful islands,” Dunkerley added.
Hawaiian Airlines’ planned schedule for its Honolulu-Narita service calls for flight HA821 to depart Honolulu International Airport (IATA code HNL) daily at 3:30 p.m. from July 22, cross the international dateline and arrive at Narita International Airport (NRT) at 7:00 p.m. the following day, local time.
In the other direction, flight HA822 will leave NRT at 9:00 p.m. daily from July 23, cross the international dateline and land at HNL at 9:55 a.m. the same day, local time.
“Japan is Hawai’i’s largest international market with arrivals from the market making up 18 per cent of total arrivals to the state in 2014,” said George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawai’i Tourism Authority.
“Hawaiian Airlines’ daily flight from Narita to Honolulu is projected to contribute an annual $130 million in visitor spending and $14.7 million in state tax revenue,” added Szigeti.
“With the recent announcement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking to expand pre-clearance operations at Narita, this flight will provide additional service from one of our core markets,” said Szigeti.
More information about the new Narita flights is available at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, or by calling Hawaiian’s reservations center toll-free at 1-800-367-5320.
In Japan, customers may visit Hawaiian’s Japanese-language website at www.HawaiianAirlines.co.jp, or contact their preferred accredited travel agency or the airline’s Tokyo office at +03-6435-1179.
Narita will be Hawaiian Airlines’ 11th international destination and its fourth destination in Japan. Hawaiian launched service from Honolulu to Tokyo Haneda in November 2010, Osaka Kansai in July 2011 and Sapporo in October 2012.
Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian Airlines is the largest provider of passenger air transport from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland.
According to Hawaiian, it offers non-stop service to Hawai’i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline.
The carrier also operates services linking Honolulu with Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily on routes among the Hawaiian Islands and operates a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.