Hawaiian Airlines is increasing its presence Downunder by beginning flights to Auckland, New Zealand and adding additional flights to both Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. The new and increased routes will operate non-stop from Honolulu.
Auckland flights, which begin on March 13th, will operate 3 times each week and are expected to use Airbus A330 aircraft. This plane can seat 18 passengers in Business class in a 2-2-2 seating configuration and 276 in Coach class with a 2-4-2 configuration.
Increased flights to Sydney and Brisbane
Hawaiian is adding an extra 26 flights between Honolulu and Sydney from April to June, in addition to its regular two-class daily non-stop flight. The airline will fly 3 extra flights a week from April 4 to June 1 to meet the increased summer demand. The additional flights will depart from Honolulu on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:05am on its 294 seat Airbus 330-200 aircraft.
The airline began its Honolulu to Brisbane route on November 28, 2012 with flights 3 times a week. Due to seasonal demand, an additional 18 flights – 4,700 passenger seats – have been added between March and May. The additional flights are expected to use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft which can seat 18 passengers in Business class in a 2-2-2 seating configuration and 246 in Coach class with a 2-3-2 configuration.
On flights to Auckland and Australia, Hawaiian offers complimentary meals/snacks and beverages in Economy class and complimentary cocktails and award-winning menus in Business class. The airline also allows 2 free checked bags in both classes.
Hawaiian offers daily non-stop flights to Hawaii from 11 cities in North America to connect to its flights to Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.
The airline, which recently emerged as the top on-time performer among US airlines in 2012, consistently receives accolades for quality and service.