Hawaiian Airlines will add a third daily flight between Honolulu and Los Angeles to its year-round schedule beginning June 12 next year.

“The growth of our long-haul fleet allows us to add this third daily flight on a permanent basis to better accommodate the strong demand for our service in Southern California year-round and provide our customers with more schedule options,” Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said in a statement.

The airline had previously operated a third Honolulu-Los Angeles flight on a seasonal basis during Hawaii’s peak summer period. According to Hawaiian, increasing the service to a year-round flight will add 70,000 additional seats to the Islands annually.

Hawaiian has also announced plans to increase its seat capacity to Sydney beginning in May, replacing the 264-passenger Boeing 767-300ER planes it currently operates on the route with new 294-passenger Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The airline increased its five-times-weekly service between Honolulu and Sydney to a daily flight Dec. 14 and said the additional seats on the new Airbus planes will result in 11,000 more seats to Hawaii annually.

Hawaiian currently has five new Airbus A330-200s in service and will add another four by the middle of 2012.
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