Tickets are now on sale for Hawaiian Airlines’ new non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, its first Mainland China gateway destination, which launches April 16, 2014, subject to government approval. The new service will offer flights three days weekly.
Travelers in Beijing can book tickets through their favorite travel agent or by calling Hawaiian Airlines’ sales office in Beijing at +86-10-8522-7835. For English-speaking travelers, tickets can be purchased through any travel agent or by calling Hawaiian’s Reservations Department toll-free at (800) 367-5320. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com in the U.S. beginning December 13, 2013 and www.HawaiianAirlines.com.cn in China on December 14.
“We look forward to offering travelers from Beijing our industry-leading on-board hospitality, which makes the travel experience to the Hawaiian Islands so much more enjoyable,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Our customers in Hawaii and North America will get to enjoy our first Mainland China destination, which is one of the most populous and exciting cities in the world.”
Along with being a vibrant center of politics, culture and arts and education, Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and home to world-renowned, historical sites including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall.
Beginning April 16, subject to government approval, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA 897 will depart Honolulu International Airport at 12:01 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, cross the international dateline, and land at Beijing Capital International Airport at 5:55 a.m. the following day.
Beginning April 18, 2014, Flight HA 898 will depart Beijing at 1:05 a.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 4:40 p.m. the previous day (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
Hawaiian Airlines customers flying to Beijing from any of its 11 gateway cities in North America can also take advantage of free stopovers in Hawai‘i, giving them added flexibility in planning trips.
The new Beijing-Honolulu service will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft, seating 294 passengers. Travelers will enjoy an inflight experience not offered by any other airline. From the moment they board, Hawaiian Airlines’ signature Mea Ho‘okipa (translation: I am host) onboard service will engage them throughout the flight with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people, and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.