Hawaiian Airlines is reducing flights between Hawaii and Japan during most of April in response to reduced demand due to the Covid-19 virus, the company announced in a statement.
From March 28 to April 29, the three-times-weekly service from Kona International Airport to Tokyo's Haneda Airport and the four-times-weekly route between Honolulu and Haneda will be suspended.
At the same time, Hawaiian will launch an additional daily nonstop service between Honolulu and Haneda.
The Honolulu-Haneda route begins with an inaugural flight on March 28. It will depart Honolulu at 12:30 p.m., with a scheduled 5:10 p.m. arrival at Haneda the following day. The return flight departs Haneda at 8:15 p.m. and arrives in Honolulu at 8:10 a.m. the same day.
Once the changes take place, Hawaiian's Japan-Hawaii network of 35 weekly flights will include three daily nonstop flights connecting Honolulu and Tokyo, two flights to Haneda and one to Narita International Airport. The airline also offers service between Honolulu and Osaka's Kansai International Airport, Fukuoka Airport and Sapporo's New Chitose Airport.
The airline also said in the statement that it is assisting guests impacted by its schedule changes with alternative flights or refunds, and it is also providing flexibility for guests concerned about potential changes to their travel plans due to Covid-19 and who may need to make alternative arrangements.