2022 is shaping to be a good year for Hawaiʻi tourism. So far, nearly 5.5 million people have visited the islands this year, spending $11.2 billion. While there were 13% fewer visitors compared to the first seven months of 2019, spending rose nearly 6%.
Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to invest in REGENT’s all-electric seaglider, the Monarch. The investment will support the initial design of next generation 100-person seaglider, which is slated for entry service by 2028.
Hawaiian Airlines has become the first major airline to announce an agreement with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide free inflight high-speed internet access on trans-Pacific flights.
Hawaiian Airlines has selected the market-leading 787 Dreamliner as its flagship airplane for medium to long-haul flights. As part of the selection, Hawaiian intends to purchase ten 787-9 jets from Boeing, valued at $2.82 billion at list prices.
Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the US department of transportation to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport into a coveted daytime schedule. The new flights will begin on October 29th, 2016. The tentative award follows a DOT ruling in May granting Hawaiian a night-time slot pair to provide daily service between Haneda and Kona three times weekly and Haneda and Honolulu four times weekly.
Turkish Airlines has signed a codeshare deal with Hawaiian Airlines, expanding options for customers to travel more conveniently from Turkey to Hawaii via Far East points. The agreement allows Turkish Airlines to put its “TK” booking code on Hawaiian’s daily flights between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu and HA’s five-times weekly service between Honolulu and Seoul, Korea.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a code-share agreement with Air China, the exclusive national flag-carrier of China, that leverages the reach of their respective hubs in Honolulu and Beijing to offer more options and a more streamlined experience for customers travelling to further destinations. The new partnership takes effect following Hawaiian’s launch of its three-times weekly non-stop service to Beijing earlier.
Hawaiian Airlines has launched flights between Honolulu and Sendai, its fifth gateway in Japan. Hawaiian operates the Honolulu-Sendai-Sapporo flights using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft that can seat up to 264 passengers.
Hawaiian Airlines today announced it plans to launch non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, pending approvals by U.S. and Chinese regulatory agencies.