Tickets for Hawaiian Airlines' daily nonstop flights between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Honolulu went on sale Sept. 23.
Having received final authorization to operate new international service to Japan from the country's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hawaiian's inaugural flight between Honolulu and downtown Tokyo is scheduled for Nov. 17.
"We have received a tremendous response to our announcement of new service to Haneda, and we know travelers have been waiting for this moment," Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian's senior vice president of marketing and sales, said in a statement.
Officially awarded the Honolulu-Haneda route by the U.S. Department of Transportation July 6, Hawaiian will initially use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for the flights but plans to have one of its new, 294-seat Airbus A330-200s eventually take over the route.
The carrier estimates the new service will add about 100,000 air seats from Hawaii's second-largest tourism market annually.