Pictured on stand at Tokyo Narita on 23 July is Hawaiian Airlines’ A330-200 registered N380HA, otherwise known as the aircraft which flew the carrier’s inaugural service to the Japanese airport from Honolulu. Launched on 22 July, the 6,133-kilometre link becomes the airline’s second Tokyo connection, with it already serving Tokyo Haneda with daily flights.
- Hawaiian Airlines commenced flights on its second Japanese capital connection on 22 July, with it inaugurating a daily service between Honolulu (HNL) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). The carrier already serves Tokyo, operating daily flights between Honolulu and Tokyo Haneda. Flight HA821 leaves the Hawaiian airport at 15:45, arriving into Narita at 19:00 the following evening. The return flight, HA822, leaves the Japanese capital at 21:00, arriving back into Honolulu at 10:00 the same morning. Flown on the airline’s A330-200s, the same aircraft used for its Haneda flights, the 6,133-kilometre link to Narita sees no fewer than six competing carriers. Japan Airlines (21 weekly flights), All Nippon Airways (14), Delta Air Lines (11), China Airlines (daily), Korean Air (daily) and United Airlines (daily) already serve the airport pair. Narita becomes Hawaiian’s fourth Japanese destination, with it also serving Haneda as well as Sapporo Chitose and Osaka Kansai from Honolulu. Hawaiian is the third largest carrier between Honolulu and Japan, occupying 20% of weekly seats. Japan Airlines is the largest with 29% of weekly seats, followed by Delta Air Lines (21%), All Nippon Airways (13%), China Airlines (6.1%), Korean Air (5.4%) and United Airlines (5.3%).