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Hawaiian Airlines Secures Tokyo Route

May 13, 2016, 8:11 AM HST
* Updated May 13, 9:40 AM
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Hawaiian Airlines. File photo.

Hawaiian Airlines. File photo.

Hawaiian Airlines has been awarded a route from Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport to Honolulu and Kona.

The Honolulu/Kona service is the second Haneda route operated by Hawaiian, joining the Honolulu-Haneda daily service Hawaiian inaugurated in November 2010.

Service from Haneda to Kona three times a week will commence on or about Oct. 30, 2016, but at least 90 days following the DOT’s grant of the authority.

“Secretary Foxx shared this good news this morning [May 12] and I continue to appreciate the excellent work the secretary has done to add new routes between Tokyo and the US,” said US Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i). “It is important to keep in mind there are five more routes up for competition and I will continue to strongly advocate for Hawaiian Airlines in their effort to secure more direct flights from Tokyo to Hawai‘i. Hawaiian has a proven record of success in the Tokyo market and there continues to be tremendous demand to fly into Hawai‘i.”

Thursday’s announcement is the result of an agreement the US finalized with Japan earlier this year to expand the total number of flights between Haneda International Airport and the US from four to six routes.

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Hawaiian Airlines has now officially secured one of those routes and is pursuing one more.

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