16 May 2014
Hawaiian Airlines said it will celebrate a successful ten years of service from Australia this Sunday, May 18, marking the milestone with celebrations for guests onboard the day´s anniversary flights between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
Hawaiian, the only US carrier that flies to Brisbane Airport (BNE), also announced that beginning Dec. 5, 2014, travelers on its HNL-BNE route will enjoy more legroom and on-demand, seatback entertainment when the airline up-gauges service from the 264-seat Boeing 767-300ERs to the 294-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
In 2013, Hawaiian transported more than 65,000 passengers between Brisbane and Honolulu. Following strong demand from both US and Aussie travelers, on March 31 this year the airline launched a fourth non-stop flight between Brisbane and Honolulu, adding more than 20,000 new seats to the travel markets. With the planned up-gauge to an A330 this December, more than 6,200 additional seats will be added in 2015.
Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai´i´s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the US mainland. Its website is at HawaiianAirlines.com.