Hawaiian Airlines is to launch new nonstop services between Honolulu and Manila on April 14 with the return leg to launch from Manila on April 17, 2008. The airline will initially offer four flights per week. Ticket sales have already begun on the airline’s website and through its reservations call center, as well as through travel agents in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Hawaiian’s Flight 455 will depart Honolulu International Airport on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila the following day at 5:15 p.m. Return Flight 456 will depart Manila on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu the same day at 11:15 a.m. (Manila is 18 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.)
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “We have been energized by the community’s enthusiastic response to the announcement of our new Manila service and now that we can take reservations for travel starting in April, the excitement is building. We look forward to bringing our industry-leading service to the Philippines and expanding travel choices and opportunities for families and businesses on both ends of the route.”
Hawaiian will operate the new nonstop route using its, wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft that seat up to 264 passengers. The flight time is approximately 10 hours.