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Hawaiian Airlines will soon launch daily nonstop service between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, and in anticipation, the carrier recently introduced a Japanese-language Web site.
Hawaiian’s inaugural flight from Honolulu to Haneda takes place Nov. 17, 2010, with the inaugural return flight on Nov. 19. Hawaiian is the only U.S. carrier offering flights between Haneda and Hawaii.
“This is an exciting time for Hawaiian as we are now less than three months away from launching our new daily service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport,” said Hawaiian’s president and chief executive officer Mark Dunkerley. “We’ve created a new Web site specifically for our Japanese customers that is easy to use, highlights what makes Hawaii such a special vacation experience and will always offer the most competitive airfares."
Hawaiian’s new Japanese-language Web site offers many of the features of its English language counterpart, including the customer-friendly booking engine for destinations that Hawaiian serves in Hawaii, the Western U.S. and internationally, presented with colorful images of Hawaii.
HawaiianMiles frequent flyer membership enrollment on the Japanese site will be offered in the weeks ahead.
Customers on the Haneda route will enjoy Hawaiian’s signature Hawaii Starts Here onboard service provided by a bilingual flight crew and customized to maximize the appeal to Japanese travelers.
Hawaiian will initially serve the Honolulu-Haneda route using its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft seating up to 264 passengers before introducing its new and larger 294-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft onto the route. Hawaiian is adding approximately 100,000 new air seats annually from Hawaii’s second-largest tourism market, helping to reverse a trend of declining air service in recent years.