21 Jun 2012

Hawaii Airlines adds extra flights to Brisbane from Honolulu

10:20 am on 21 June 2012

Hawaiian Airlines will begin offering non-stop flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, three times a week starting the 27th of November.

The move means the US carrier is the only US airline to operate services to Brisbane.

Adding the Brisbane service will increase the airlines weekly flights between Honolulu and Australia to 10, with daily services already operating to Australia's largest city, Sydney.

Its President and CEO Mark Dunkerley says Brisbane will serve not only as the airline's second gateway to Australia but also as an important new source of tourism to Hawai'i.

He says Australians love Hawaii as a holiday destination, and visitor numbers have grown steadily since the airlines inaugurated service on the Sydney-Honolulu route in 2004.

Hawaiian's new Brisbane service will add more than 40,000 seats annually between Australia and Hawaii, and increase its total seat numbers from Australia by 38 percent.