Hawaiian Airlines will restart flights between Tokyo and the Big Island of Hawaii.
In a release, the Honolulu, Hawaii-based carrier announced it will restart services between Tokyo-Haneda and Kona on October 29. Using Airbus A330 aircraft, Hawaiian will operate three flights between October 29 through November 4 before operating one weekly flight through March 2024. Hawaiian will increase its flights on the route to three times weekly by March 13, 2024.
"We're very pleased to bring back our convenient nonstop service between Tokyo and Hawaiʻi Island as we continue to restore our Japan network to meet increasing demand," said Takaya Shishido, Japan country director at Hawaiian Airlines. "The gradual increase in our weekly service from November through March allows us to ramp up our operations to serve our guests."
First launched in 2016, Hawaiian suspended its Haneda-Kona route in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Hawaiian Airlines, its capacity to Japan will be 59% above its summer 2023 levels by March 13. The airline currently offers daily flights from Honolulu to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka-Kansai, six-times weekly flights from Honolulu to Tokyo-Narita, and thrice-weekly flights between Honolulu and Fukuoka.