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Hawaiian Airlines starts selling Beijing tickets

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:26 a.m. HST, Nov 27, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines is starting to sell tickets for its first-ever direct flight to China.

The airline plans to launch nonstop service from Honolulu to Beijing on April 16. It will operate the flight three times a week.

Hawaiian said Tuesday it will fly Airbus A330 airplanes on the route. The airplane seats nearly 300 passengers.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority previously estimated the new service will generate $81 million in annual visitor spending and more than $8 million in tax revenue for Hawaii.

Air China plans to the first airline to fly nonstop between Beijing and Hawaii when it launches direct service from the Chinese capital to Honolulu in January.

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palani wrote:
Love to try this one out, but the pollution in Beijing is out of control. So much for a centrally planned economy.

Beijing destroys barbecue grills to cut pollution

on November 27,2013 | 05:43AM
steven_mark wrote:
One doesn't have anything to do with the other. Beijing has 11 million people. That's enough to cause a pollution problem no matter what kind of economy you have.
on November 27,2013 | 01:01PM
mikethenovice wrote:
The Chinese want to live it up with the money from America with every made in China item we buy. Good for them.
on November 27,2013 | 06:44AM
islandmom wrote:
I just looked at the Hawaiian Airlines web site, and they aren't yet selling tickets to Beijing. Is this article wrong?
on November 27,2013 | 08:45AM
Skyler wrote:
Am I the only one uneasy with this new travel deal?
on November 27,2013 | 09:22AM
nuuanusam wrote:
It will be very tough for Hawaiian to compete with Air China which is state owned.
on November 27,2013 | 01:23PM
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