Hawaiian Airlines launches route to New York John F Kennedy Airport

Hawaiian Airlines’ Honolulu to New York JFK

Hawaiian Airlines’ CEO Mark Dunkerley untied the ribbon in JFK’s Terminal 5, starting boarding of the airline’s first flight back to Honolulu from the Big Apple. The airline, which partners with jetBlue in New York, was welcomed with a fire-truck salute and Hawaiian dancing.

  • Hawaiian Airlines launched its longest domestic route on 4 June when it began serving the US east coast from its Honolulu, HI (HNL) base. The airline now flies daily to New York JFK, NY (JFK), where it connects with its new partner airline jetBlue. 294-seat A330-200 aircraft are used on the 8,000-kilometre route, which indirectly competes with United’s daily flights at Newark. For video coverage from the route launch celebrations at the Hawaiian end of the route, see KITV’s coverage on YouTube.

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