By Wendy Osher
Hawaiian Airlines began ticket sales for its new Osaka Flight to Japan yesterday. The inaugural flight with nonstop service between Honolulu and Kansai begins July 12, 2011.
The flight is the second Japan route to be introduced by Hawaiian Airlines, which inaugurated daily service to Haneda on November 17, 2010.
Hawaiian Airlines Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Glenn Taniguchi said, “We continue to receive very positive feedback from our Japan travel partners about bringing Hawaiian’s brand of service to the Kansai region this July and are pleased to now have tickets on sale.”
The flight will initially use a wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft seating up to 264 passengers. Hawaiian Airlines plans to introduce a larger 294-seat Airbus A330-200 craft to the route at a later date.
The flight launch comes after approval were granted from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Flight #449 will depart Honolulu International Airport daily at 2:10 p.m. and arrive at Kansai International Airport at 6 p.m. the next day. Return Flight #450 will depart Kansai daily at 9:30 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 10:50 a.m. the same day.
*** Supporting information courtesy Hawaiian Airlines.