Hawaiian Airlines to say G’Day in Brisbane

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Honolulu to Brisbane Nonstop 3x Weekly

Beginning on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Hawaiian Airlines will start flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, making Hawaiian the only US carrier to fly to Brisbane.  The service will begin three times weekly using a Boeing 767-300ER widebody jet seating 18 in Business Class and 244 in Economy Class.

The airline already operates daily flights between Honolulu and Sydney, making Brisbane Hawaiian’s second gateway to Australia, as well as a new source of tourism to Hawai’i.  Flights between the island nation of Australia and the US state of Hawaii have proven to be popular with Australians with Jetstar, Qantas, and Hawaiian competing for passengers on the route from Sydney.

Hawaiian Airlines CEO, Mark Dunkerley, said, “Australians love Hawai’i as a holiday destination, and visitor numbers have grown steadily since Hawaiian inaugurated service on the Sydney-Honolulu route in 2004.”   Dunkerley added, “That service reawakened Australian awareness and interest in Hawai’i, which had been under-served for over a decade.”

Dunkerley continued, “Competitors followed us and now, eight years later, Hawai’i is one of the most popular and fastest growing international holiday destinations for travelers from Australia.”

If Dunkerley is correct, the Brisbane to Honolulu flights will not only prove popular, but they’ll provide for easy connections for travelers in other regions of Australia.   On an annual basis, it’ll mean more than 40,000 additional seats.  The Hawaiian Tourism Authority has gone as far to estimate Hawaiian’s new Brisbane-Honolulu service will generate $83 million in visitor expenditures and $9 million in tax revenue annually for Hawai’i.

Despite many non-stop flights between Australia and the mainland United States, the flights have become popular with American’s who use Honolulu as a jumping off point to Australia.   The new flights on Hawaiian are timed to connect with flights across Australia through an interline partnership with Virgin Australia.

New Honolulu to Brisbane Schedule

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 443, will depart Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline and land in Brisbane at 4:00 p.m. the following day, in time for onward connections to destinations throughout Australia. Journey time is approximately nine hours.

The return service, flight HA 444, will depart Brisbane at 6:35 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline and arrive in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. the same day, providing not only an early arrival into Honolulu, but the ability for passengers to connect with onward Hawaiian Airlines flights to Maui, Kaua’i and Hawai’i Island.

Hawaiian Airlines Tickets

Ticket sales for the new flights will commence on a later date, but the Sydney flights – or any of Hawaiian’s other flights can be purchased now.


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