Hawaiian Airlines released news of their 4th Japanese route, to Sapporo, this month (subject to approval) and this makes the airlines latest addition to their large Asia network expansion since the launches of Tokyo in November 2010, Seoul in January 2011, and Osaka in July 2011 and recently Fukuoka in April 2012.
Hawaiian now have 6 sparkly new Airbus A330’s in their fleet now, operating a variety of routes but the latest news is they will be operating the new East Coast service to New York JFK (launching June 2012) on their most advanced plane type featuring on demand entertainment and more cabin comfort. With these widebody planes now operating across the pacific with a warm and tropical one stop connection there is even more reason for travellers to consider Hawaiian Airlines on trans-Pacific flights between Eastern USA and Asia.
Having flown with them in both Business(First) Class and Economy, their complimentary delicious meals and drinks in both classes with excellent inflight entertainment in bigger more spacious cabins, really makes the experience a lot more relaxing. I’m looking forward to trying out their A330’s as I’ve only flown on their Boeing 767s and inter-island Boeing 717 fleet.
With Hawaiian’s recent expansion and healthy financial position, the consistently award winning airline could be worth keeping an eye on in the future to see where they plan on flying to next.