Maui Business

Hawaiian Airlines First-Ever JFK Daily Nonstop Lands

June 5, 2012, 10:57 AM HST
* Updated June 5, 11:08 AM
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Hula and Hawaiian music greeted passengers on Hawaiian Airlines inaugural flight from New York's JFK airport. Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines.

By Sonia Isotov

Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines’ first-ever daily nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport were greeted this morning with hula and live Hawaiian music as they arrived in Honolulu.

Today also marked the beginning of new codesharing and frequent flyer reciprocity agreements with JetBlue Airways. Hawaiian will place its HA code on select JetBlue-operated flights throughout the East Coast, and customers of each carrier’s frequent flyer program will be able to earn and redeem loyalty points or miles for travel on either airline.

Hawaiian operates its new nonstop service out of JFK’s Terminal 5, JetBlue’s home, with brand new wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft seating 294 customers with 18 seats in first class and the remainder in economy class.

Hawaiian Flight 51 departs JFK daily at 10 a.m. and arrives at Honolulu International Airport at 3 p.m. Flight 50 departs Honolulu daily at 3:05 p.m. and arrives in New York City at 6:55 the following morning.

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