Flight path for success

THIS year is gearing up to be eventful for Hawaiian Airlines, which marks its 14th anniversary of services between Sydney and Honolulu and the sixth year of services between Brisbane and Honolulu.

New Zealand operations will ramp up on 21 March with flights between Auckland and Honolulu increasing from three to five services per week, shortly after the airline marks its fifth anniversary of flights on the route on 13 March.

“With the increased frequency we will also be adjusting the flight schedule to make the flight times even more convenient for our guests,” Gai Tyrrell, regional director Australia & New Zealand at Hawaiian Airlines said.

This year will also see the airline bring its new A321neo fleet into operation between Hawaii and the US mainland, seating 189 passengers with 16 First class, 45 Extra Comfort and 128 Economy class seats.

In the past 12 months the airline announced or introduced a number of product and route changes, which Tyrrell expects more Aussies to take advantage of.

The year saw Hawaiian Airlines expand its Hawaii inter-island flight options, opening itinerary options by reducing the need to pass through Honolulu.

The airline also unveiled a new brand and livery, extended its “Bid Up by Hawaiian Airlines” auction upgrade program to the Australian market and debuted new uniforms for over 5,000 of its front-line staff globally.