Hawaii's skies are getting a bit more crowded: Six months after launching service to Honolulu from Osaka, Hawaiian Airlines announced today that it would increase its capacity on the route with the introduction of its newest and largest aircraft, the 294-seat Airbus A330-200, starting April 21.
The airline says that with 30 more seats than the B767-300 aircraft currently operating the route, its shift to the wide-body, twin-aisle A330 aircraft will add nearly 11,000 seats annually to the Osaka-Honolulu route.
Hawaiian launched daily nonstop service between Osaka and Honolulu on July 12, 2011, and saw strong demand and ticket sales.
Hawaiian Flight #449 departs Honolulu International Airport daily at 12:35 p.m. and arrives at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport at 6:15 p.m. the next day. The return Flight #450 departs Osaka daily at 9:15 p.m. and arrives in Honolulu at 9:25 a.m. the same day. (Osaka is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)