– February 26, 2014 – Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will suspend its daily service to Fukuoka
this summer. Hawaiian Airlines flight HA
453 will make its final trip from Honolulu to Fukuoka on June 29, 2014, and HA
454 will make its final return from Fukuoka to Honolulu on June 30, 2014.
strong historical ties between Hawai’i and Fukuoka – the ancestral home of many
of our residents – made us especially excited to connect our islands with the
Island of Kyushu. Unfortunately, despite
two years of effort, we have not seen sufficient passenger growth to justify
continuing this service.” said Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive
officer of Hawaiian Airlines.
with reservations to fly after June 30 will be re-accommodated. The airline’s
reservations department will be contacting affected passengers in the next
several weeks. The airline will continue to accept reservations for travel
between Honolulu and Fukuoka prior to June 30, 2014.
Fukuoka service launched in April 2012.
Hawaiian Airlines also provides daily service to Tokyo and Osaka, and
thrice-weekly service to Sendai and Sapporo.
has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years
(2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer
surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the
highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
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 U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers
nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other
airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New
Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between
Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval.
Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian
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