Posted on: April 23, 2012
Hawaiian Airlines begins Fukuoka, Japan, service
Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated daily nonstop service between Honolulu and Fukuoka, Japan, on April 16.
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The new route is the fourth launched between Honolulu and destinations in Asia by Hawaiian in the past 17 months, following the inauguration of nonstop service to Tokyo and Osaka and Seoul, South Korea.
“This new service will provide people throughout the entire Kyushu region with convenient direct access to the Hawaiian Islands,” Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Fukuoka is a continuation of our strategy of growing into markets from which we expect to see increasing numbers of visitors to Hawaii.”
Fukuoka is the capital of Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu, the third largest and most southerly of the country’s four main islands and home to 13 million residents.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority expects the new flight to add approximately 100,000 new air seats and generate $156 million in visitor spending annually.