Hawaiian Airlines announced
today the inauguration dates, flight schedule and fares for its new nonstop
service between Honolulu and Manila.Flights will commence from Honolulu on April 14 and from Manila on
April 17, 2008, with four flights per week. Ticket sales have begun on the
airline’s website and through its reservations call center, as well as
through travel agents in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Hawaiian’s Flight #455 will depart Honolulu International Airport on
Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Ninoy
Aquino International Airport in Manila the following day at 5:15 p.m.
Return Flight #456 will depart Manila on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu the same day at 11:15 a.m.
(Manila is 18 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “We have been
energized by the community’s enthusiastic response to the announcement of
our new Manila service and now that we can take reservations for travel
starting in April, the excitement is building. We look forward to bringing
our industry-leading service to the Philippines and expanding travel
choices and opportunities for families and businesses on both ends of the
Hawaiian will operate the new nonstop route using its, wide-body,
twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft that seat up to 264 passengers. The
comfort and convenience of Hawaiian’s 2-3-2 seating configuration provides
either window or aisle seating to 86 percent of the passengers. The flight
time is approximately 10 hours.
Manila will be Hawaiian’s first gateway into Asia. The new service will
make Hawaiian the only U.S. carrier providing nonstop service between
Manila and Honolulu and will more than double current capacity on the
route. Approximately 170,000 people traveled between Manila and Hawaii last