– March 5, 2014 – Hawaiian Airlines today announced plans to suspend its thrice-weekly service
to Taipei, Taiwan in April and reassign that route’s 294-seat Airbus 330-200
aircraft to its non-stop service to Seoul, South Korea, which will operate five
times per week.
to the newer A330-200 aircraft will provide South Korean passengers with
enhanced amenities including in-seat in-flight entertainment throughout the
aircraft and the airline’s new Extra
Comfort preferred seating product. The new aircraft will be available on
all flights to Incheon International Airport from April 23, 2014.
increase in travelers we have come to expect, when the U.S. visa waiver was
extended to additional countries, has not materialized in Taiwan, and it
became evident very quickly that there is insufficient awareness of Hawai‘i
among residents of Taiwan for non-stop service to be successful. At the same
time, demand in peak travel days in South Korea has encouraged us to deploy our
larger A330 aircraft on that route,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines
president and chief executive officer.
Airlines Flight HA807 will operate its final flight from Honolulu to Taipei on
Sunday, April 6, 2014. Return Flight HA808 will operate for the final time on
Monday, April 7, 2014 from Taipei to Honolulu. Hawaiian Airlines’ reservations
department will be contacting passengers booked to fly after that date to
accommodate them on other airlines.
in April, Hawaiian Airlines will launch thrice-weekly service to Beijing, China,
subject to government approval, its 10th international gateway
launched since November 2010. The airline has also scheduled new non-stop
summer service from Los Angeles and Oakland, California to Kona, Hawai‘i Island
and Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i.
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, Australia, New Zealand,
American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights
daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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