REPORT FROM HAWAIIAN AIRLINES – Hawaiian Airlines is adding seat and cargo-carrying capacity to its Manila service to accommodate increased demand during the upcoming holidays and winter season with the introduction of its largest and newest aircraft, the Airbus A330-200, to the route.
The transition from the 264-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to the 294-seat A330 will take effect from this Sunday, November 4, 2012, through March 31, 2013, and add more than 2,500 new air seats to the route during the peak travel period. The A330 aircraft will also increase Hawaiian’s cargo capacity on the route by 25 percent.
This will mark the first time Hawaiian has operated A330 aircraft on the Manila-Honolulu route. Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, commented, “Our larger A330s give us the flexibility to meet increased travel demand for Hawai‘i, and we think our Manila customers will enjoy the comforts of our new aircraft.”
Along with having more seats available to make their travel plans, Manila travelers will enjoy the new features and amenities offered by Hawaiian’s wide-body, twin-aisle A330 aircraft. The new aircraft are popular with Hawaiian’s customers for their comfortable new interior, increased legroom, and state-ofthe-art, on-demand entertainment system in every seat.
With high-resolution LCD touch-screen monitors in each seatback, the entertainment system lets customers choose from a wide range of movies, TV programs, music, and video games, while also offering a USB port for the use of their own personal media players. Customers sitting in Business Class will also enjoy iPOD compatibility.
Hawaiian has been providing nonstop service, four times weekly, between Manila and Honolulu since April 14, 2008, and is the only U.S. carrier offering nonstop service on the route.
Beginning November 4, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 455 will depart Honolulu at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Manila at 6:55 p.m. the following day.
Beginning November 5, the return Flight HA 456 will depart Manila at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 1:05 p.m. the same day.
Tickets can be purchased online at HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.