Hawaiian Airlines has increased the frequency of
its nonstop flights between Honolulu and Seoul, South Korea to a
The airline has been operating four
flights per week since launching the route in January 2011.
By increasing to daily flights, Hawaiian is
adding more than 40,000 new air seats annually to the
Honolulu-Seoul route, and will provide more than 96,000 air seats
in total over a full year.
“Demand for our Korea service grew
steadily over its first year as we expected, and we couldn’t be
more pleased about expanding to daily service and the increasing
benefits this will bring to Hawaii’s visitor industry,” said
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Peter
The added flights will help meet growing demand for
Hawaii from travelers in Korea and other Asian countries that
make connecting flights through Seoul.
During the first five
months of 2012, total air seats on the Seoul-Honolulu route
increased by 33% to nearly 140,000 seats year-over year compared
to the same period in 2011, according to the most recent
visitor statistics reported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Hawaiian Flight HA 459 departs Honolulu International Airport
daily at 12:00, crosses the international dateline, and arrives at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at
The return Flight HA 460 departs Seoul daily at
22:00, crosses the international dateline, and arrives in
Honolulu at 12:05 the same day.
Hawaiian will continue to
operate the route using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER
aircraft that seats 264 passengers, with 18 in
Business Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.
Hawaiian plans to
introduce its newest and largest aircraft, the 294-seat, wide-body
twin-aisle Airbus A330-200, on the Seoul-Honolulu route at a
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