Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo's Haneda International Airport to a daytime schedule starting October 29.
The tentative award follows a DOT ruling in May granting Hawaiian a nighttime slot pair to provide daily service between Haneda and Kona three times weekly and Haneda and Honolulu four times weekly. That service will launch on December 20, 2016, giving Hawaiian Airlines two daily flights between Haneda and the Hawaiian Islands.
Here’s a look at the schedule:
|HA 457||HNL - HND||2:45 p.m.||6:55 p.m.*||Daily||October 29|
|HA 458||HND - HNL||9:30 p.m.||9:45 a.m.**||Daily||October 30|
Flights cross the international dateline and land:
*At HND the following day
**At HNL the same day
Hawaiian's Honolulu to Haneda service served as a springboard for an expanded Japan network that today includes: Osaka (July 2011) and Sapporo (October 2012). On July 22, the airline will start service to its fourth destination in Japan, with daily nonstop service between Tokyo's Narita Airport (NRT) and Honolulu.