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Hawaiian Air seeks to add nonstop route to link Kona and Haneda

By Dave Segal

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2012

~~<p>Hawaiian Airlines has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a daily nonstop route from Tokyo's Haneda International Airport to Kona that would fill a void left when Japan Airlines ceased service to Hawaii island nearly two years ago.</p>
<p>The state's largest carrier, which in November 2010 initiated its first-ever Japan service with daily Honolulu-Haneda flights, before that date sought from the DOT two of the four Haneda slots that were available for domestic carriers due to the airport's expansion. But the DOT decided to spread them out regionally and gave American Airlines a slot from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Delta slots from Los Angeles and Detroit.</p>
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Hawaiian Airlines has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a daily nonstop route from Tokyo's Haneda International Airport to Kona that would fill a void left when Japan Airlines ceased service to Hawaii island nearly two years ago.

The state's largest carrier, which in November 2010 initiated its first-ever Japan service with daily Honolulu-Haneda flights, before that date sought from the DOT two of the four Haneda slots that were available for domestic carriers due to the airport's expansion. But the DOT decided to spread them out regionally and gave American Airlines a slot from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Delta slots from Los Angeles and Detroit. Login for more...



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