Hawaiian to Add Honolulu-Beijing Service, Discontinue Manila Flight

By Paul Riegler on 10 April 2013
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Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu is on its southeast coast.

Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu is on its southeast coast.

Hawaiian Airlines announced it will begin non-stop service between Honolulu, Hawaii and Beijing, China, in 2014.  It also said it would discontinue its non-stop flight from Honolulu to Manila, Philippines later this year.

Beijing will be Hawaiian’s thirteenth international destination.  The airline also provides service to American Samoa, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, and Tahiti.

The new thrice-weekly service will start on April 16, 2014 and will operate using a 294-seat Airbus A330 aircraft.  It will be the only non-stop flight between Honolulu and Beijing.  Flights will depart Honolulu on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. local time and arrive at 7:30 p.m. the next day.  The return flight will depart Beijing at 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and arrive in Honolulu at 1:05 p.m. the same day.

The airline also said it will be discontinuing its Honolulu-Manila service on July 31, 2013.  The final return flight from Manila will be on August 1.  The flight operates four times per week and first began in 2008.

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