BNE welcomes Hawaiian Airlines to Brisbane

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has welcomed today’s announcement by Hawaiian Airlines to launch direct non-stop flights between Brisbane and Honolulu, Hawaii three times weekly from 28 November 2012.

The new flights, which add more than 40,000 seats annually between Australia and Hawaii, will connect in Honolulu with same day services to the neighbouring islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.

BAC CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe applauded the announcement, which makes Hawaiian Airlines the 27th airline to service Brisbane.“We celebrate partnerships with new airlines such as Hawaiian Airlines as they provide greater choice and convenience for passengers and global connectivity for Queensland.

“Travellers can now fly direct to 30 international destinations from Brisbane Airport with onward connections to thousands more cities around the world,” Ms Alroe said.

Hawaiian Airlines is an exciting addition to Brisbane as its extensive network not only provides travellers with direct access to Honolulu but connectivity to dozens of other mainland American cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.

“Three return weekly services between Brisbane and Honolulu is an excellent beginning and we’re confident travellers will quickly embrace the warm hospitality, convenient schedules and great product offering from Hawaiian Airlines,” Ms Alroe said.

Hawaiian Airlines will operate a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 262 passengers in a two class cabin, 18 Business Class and 244 in Economy Class.

The flight will depart Brisbane International Airport at 6.35pm every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday arriving in Honolulu at 7.50am the same day, with a journey time of approximately nine hours and 15 minutes.