Hawaiian Airlines has started
ticket sales for its new nonstop flights between Honolulu and
South Korea’s Seoul-Incheon International Airport, which will
commence with the inaugural departure from Honolulu on 12 January
2011. The inaugural return flight from Incheon will take place
14 January 2011.
frequent flyer members can immediately start earning and redeeming
mileage award benefits on the new flights between Honolulu and Incheon, which covers approximately 4,500 miles one-way.
HawaiianMiles membership enrollment via the airline’s new Korean website will be
offered in the coming weeks.
Hawaiian designed its flight schedule
so that travelers flying from Incheon would have the
convenience of departing for vacation after completing a full day
of work, and arriving in time to enjoy their first afternoon in
Hawaii and make easy flight connections to the Neighbor Islands.
Flight #459 will depart Honolulu International Airport four
times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at
1:20 p.m. and arrive at Seoul-Incheon International Airport at
8:05 p.m. the following day. The return Flight #460 will depart Incheon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:00
p.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 11:00 a.m. the same day. (South
Korea is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the
Hawaiian will initially operate the
route with its twin-aisle, wide-body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft
seating 264 passengers and the four-times weekly service will add more than
54,000 new air seats annually to Hawaii from Seoul.
South Korea represents the second of two major service expansions
by Hawaiian into Asia over an upcoming two-month period. On 17 November 2010, Hawaiian will launch daily nonstop service
between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
In addition, Hawaiian offers its customers the
travel benefits of booking flights to other selected
destinations in Asia served by Korean Air through the recently
expanded codeshare agreement between the two carriers allowing
them to jointly market their service. More codeshare destinations
in Asia for Hawaiian’s customers are being added in the coming
months. Customers of Korean Air can book flights operated by
Hawaiian within the islands of Hawaii, as well as between Hawaii
and the 10 gateway cities Hawaiian serves in the Western United
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