Hawaiian Airlines officials filed an application with the Department of Transportation on Feb. 16 for approval of a new, nonstop route between Honolulu and Tokyo's Haneda Airport. If approved, service would begin in October.

"This new service combining the convenience of Haneda with Hawaiian Airlines' award-winning service would offer a new, superior travel product that will increase travel to Hawaii from Japan," Mark Dunkerly, Hawaiian Airlines' president and CEO, said in a statement.

The carrier is proposing twice-daily flights on the new Honolulu-Tokyo route onboard Hawaiian's 264-seat Boeing 767-300ER and its new, 294-seat Airbus A330-200, the first of which is scheduled to join Hawaiian's fleet in April.

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