Hawaiian Airlines flies direct to Orlando from Honolulu
Hawaiian Airlines has inaugurated a new route between Honolulu and Orlando, the first nonstop flight between Hawaii and Florida.
The American company offers two flights a week between its base in Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye and Orlando airport, operated by Airbus A330-200 that can accommodate 18 passengers in “First Class” Business Class, 68 in Premium and 192 in Economy. Departures from Hawaii are scheduled Thursday and Sunday at 5:15 p.m. to arrive the next day at 7:00 a.m. (flight time approximately 8:30 a.m.), return flights leaving Florida Tuesday and Saturday at 8:15 a.m. to land at 2:05 p.m. An additional rotation on Thursdays will be added from June 1 to August 10 to meet high season demand.
Hawaiian Airlines will be without competition on this route, no airline having ever connected the two States directly. Orlando joins New York-JFK and Boston in the list of its destinations on the East Coast.
“We are thrilled to announce that residents of Central Florida can expect nonstop service to Hawaii, and that Orlando International Airport is officially Florida’s connection to Aloha State. said Phil Brown, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, in a statement. “This new service represents a significant investment that will strengthen economic, leisure and cultural ties between two of the country’s main tourist destinations.”
Hawaiian Airlines also announced new routes between its base and Austin, Texas in the A330-200, or to California, between Honolulu and Ontario on March 16, and between Kahului and Long Beach – in the latter two cases in the A321neo ( 16+44+129).