Pacific Business News
June 19, 2012,
Hawaiian Airlines will expand its service to Australia this fall with nonstop flights from Honolulu to Brisbane three times a week.
Honolulu-based Hawaiian, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: HA), already operates daily flights to the nation’s largest city, Sydney. The Brisbane flights are scheduled to begin on Nov. 27.
“Australians love Hawaii as a holiday destination, and visitor numbers have grown steadily since Hawaiian inaugurated service on the Sydney-Honolulu route in 2004,” Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said in a statement. “That service reawakened Australian awareness and interest in Hawaii, which had been under-served for over a decade.”
The Brisbane flights will open a new market in the Australian state of Queensland, which is home to the Great Barrier Reef, adding more than 40,000 air seats per year between Australia and Hawaii. The flights will be timed to connect to other cities and states through a code-share agreement with Virgin Australia.
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