Hawaiian Airlines is launching daily nonstop service between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Honolulu starting June 4, 2012, and is promoting the new service with introductory fares.
To promote its new service, Hawaiian Airlines is offering introductory fares of $212 each way in Economy Class and $808 each way in First Class – 212 and 808 being the original area codes of Manhattan and Honolulu, respectively.
The introductory fares are available for purchase through November 20 and are valid for travel between June 4 and June 30, 2012. Additional taxes and fees apply.
Tickets can be purchased at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.
“We are bringing Hawaii to New York. There’s nowhere like Hawaii and no airline like Hawaiian,” says Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO. “With the best service on the ground and in the air, with 150 flights a day among our islands and with our warm Hawaiian hospitality, Hawaiian Airlines is always the best value-for-money ticket to paradise.
Hawaiian Airlines will operate its New York-Honolulu route using its growing fleet of new Airbus A330-200s, each seating 294 passengers, with 18 seats in First Class and the remainder in Economy Class.
Starting June 5, 2012, Hawaiian’s flight HA51 will depart New York JFK daily at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 3:00 p.m. local time.
The new route will be inaugurated from Honolulu the day before on June 4, with the departure of flight HA50 (“Hawaiian 5-0,” notes the airline). Flight HA50 will leave Honolulu International Airport daily at 3:05 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 6:55 a.m. the following morning, local time.
Hawaiian Airlines’ new flights from New York will add more than 107,000 new air seats annually to Hawaii’s tourism industry from the Eastern U.S., Hawaii’s second-largest geographic source market for visitors.
“New York is an important part of our growth strategy. Hawaiian is the leading airline in Hawaii’s largest tourism market, the U.S. West Coast, and we are expanding in Hawaii’s third largest market, Asia,” adds Dunkerley. “Adding service to the largest market in the Eastern U.S., Hawaii’s second largest tourism market, was a logical step.”
“Hawaiian’s new service will generate an estimated $156 million in direct visitor spending and $17 million in state tax revenue annually for our tourism economy and will provide much desired direct air service to New York City, making it more convenient and accessible for travelers from the East Coast,” remarks Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. “This flight is of strategic importance to promoting the Hawaiian Islands brand to our second largest market, and we look forward to welcoming our guests.”
The carrier’s widebody, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200s offer new-generation seats with increased legroom, and a state-of-the-art, on-demand entertainment system in every seatback offering a wide variety of movies and video programs, audio channels and video games. Each system also offers a USB port allowing system connectivity for personal media players.
First Class passengers enjoy larger in-seat LCD screens and iPOD compatibility.
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