Hawaiian adding direct flight to Osaka, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines has announced plans to begin daily, nonstop flights from Honolulu to Osaka’s Kansei Airport this summer. Still subject to approval from the Japanese government, the airline’s new Honolulu-Osaka service would begin July 12.

“The response to our new Haneda service has been stronger than expected, and we have accelerated our plans to offer our authentic Hawaii travel experience to Osaka,” Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said in a statement.

Hawaiian expects to initially operate the Honolulu-Osaka service onboard its 264-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft but will eventually move its newer 294-seat Airbus A330-200 planes onto the route.

The company expects the additional Hawaii-Japan service to bring approximately 100,000 new air seats to the state annually.
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