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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Brisbane

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Honolulu Flights With 18 Extra Services Next Autumn

Hawaiian Airlines will operate 18 special flights from Brisbane to Honolulu between March and May next year, in addition to its new scheduled services on the route, departing three times a week from next month.

The special flights also will provide connections to Brisbane from a range of U.S. mainland cities including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Sacramento and Phoenix, delivering new opportunities for American tourists to visit Australia's Sunshine State.

Hawaiian will commence Brisbane-Honolulu flights from 28 November, departing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening. In doing so, the airline will become the only U.S. carrier to serve the Queensland capital.

Of the 18 additional flights, which will add more than 4700 extra seats to the route, nine services will operate in March, five in April and four in May.

Most of the extra flights will operate on Mondays, providing new departure opportunities for customers including newlyweds, who can jet off to Hawaii for their honeymoons after weekend weddings in Australia.

Hawaiian has scheduled the additional flights as part of a seasonal shift of aircraft capacity, to maximise service to markets where demand is greatest.

The schedule changes also coincide with the delivery of additional Airbus A330 aircraft into the Hawaiian Airlines fleet, releasing existing Boeing 767 aircraft to fly more sectors during this period.

"Our decision to commence flights from Brisbane is in response to strong demand for additional flights from Australia, in particular from the Queensland market," said Peter Ingram Chief Commercial Officer of Hawaiian Airlines.

"With additional aircraft capacity now becoming available between March and May, we have the added opportunity not only to increase the number of seats on the Brisbane route during this period, but also to explore some different schedule options for the future," Mr Ingram said.

Departing Honolulu early in the afternoon, these flights will enable travellers from Hawaiian's North America gateways in Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Phoenix to begin their trip in the morning and make a seamless one-stop connection to Brisbane via Honolulu. Complete schedule information for the special flights is available online at HawaiianAirlines.com.au.

The introduction of scheduled flights from Brisbane will take to 10 the number of Hawaiian Airlines departures from Australia each week, with daily Airbus A330-200 services from Sydney and three Boeing 767s per week from Brisbane.

This is double the number of departures at the same time last year, when Hawaiian operated five B767 flights per week from Sydney.

All of Hawaiian's flights from Sydney and the new services from Brisbane connect with onward connections to the neighbour islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island, plus 11 US mainland destinations.

For more information or to make a booking, contact travel agents, call Hawaiian Airlines toll free on 1300 669 106 or visit www.hawaiianairlines.com.au


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