Hawaiian Airlines Opens 5th Route to Japan: Sendai-Honolulu

Hawaiian Airlines Opens 5th Route to Japan: Sendai-Honolulu

Hawaiian Airlines' Boeing 767-300ER

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Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (HA) commenced service on June 26 for regular commercial flights connecting Sendai Airport in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture with Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii.

The Sendai route is the fifth Hawaiian Airlines has to Japan, followed by connections to Haneda (outside Tokyo), Kansai International (outside Osaka), Fukuoka and New Chitose (outside Sapporo) airports. The aircraft flying the new route is a wide-body Boeing 767-300ER with seating for 264 passengers. The schedule comprises three flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flights from Honolulu to Sendai are nonstop, while those going the other way make a layover at New Chitose.

As Hawaiian Airlines initiated the new service, President and CEO Mark Dunkerley commented that he was very happy the airline can share the "Aloha Spirit" with Sendai as it rebuilds following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Dunkerley added that Hawaii is a place for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation and that the airline will make visitors from the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan feel as if they are already in the paradise once they step on board.