POSTED: 11:16 a.m. HST, Jan 10, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 12:02 p.m. HST, Jan 10, 2012
Hawaiian Airlines plans to increase the seat capacity on its new Honolulu route to Osaka, Japan, starting April 21 when it switches to a 294-seat Airbus A330-200.
The Airbus seats 30 more passengers than the Boeing 767-300ER that Hawaiian currently uses, and will add nearly 11,000 seats annually to the route.
Hawaiian, which will take delivery of four new A330s this year, began flying to Osaka on July 12.
“Six months ago we introduced a completely new way to enjoy flying to Hawaii for people in the Kansai region and the response has been extremely strong,” Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said today. “Introducing our new A330 aircraft to Osaka service will further improve the travel experience for our customers traveling from Kansai and help meet growing demand.”
Hawaiian’s flight to Osaka departs Honolulu Airport daily at 12:35 p.m. and arrives at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport at 6:15 p.m. the next day. The return flight departs Osaka daily at 9:15 p.m. and arrives in Honolulu at 9:25 a.m. the same day.