Hawaiian Airlines has announced that beginning June 4, it will begin non-stop service from New York to Honolulu.
The Wall Street Journal quotes an airline spokesman as saying, “New York has been underserved,” which may sound odd until you realize the only other non-stop to the islands from the greater metropolitan area is out of Newark (via Continental, which offers one non-stop flight a day).
Hawaiian Airlines’ Global Expansion
Earlier this year, Hawaiian began flights to Japan and Korea and already boasts routes that include Bangkok, Manila, Sydney and more.
Some expansion got underway when Hawaiian’s chief rival, Aloha, collapsed after filing for bankruptcy in 2008. Hawaiian continues to fly throughout the islands alongside low-cost carrier competitor Go Airlines.
Airfare Sale Launched to Promote New York-Honolulu Route
To publicize its foray into New York, Hawaiian has launched a sale on flights from JFK to Honolulu for June, with prices starting at $212 each-way (taxes and fees not included).
Meanwhile, Hawaiian has hinted that New York is merely the first on its list of other East Coast cities it is interested in conquering.