Hawaiian Airlines initiates Honolulu-Sapporo flights

The aloha spirit is invading Japan as Hawaiian Airlines inaugurates flights between Honolulu and Sapporo.

The new initiative has full support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, which predicts it will add 41,000 new air seats to the market and benefit Hawaii’s visitor industry.  Hawaii’s tourism economy is expected to generate an estimated $61 million in annual visitor spending, while at the same time dumping $6.7 million into state coffers in form of tax revenues.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA441 will fly from Honolulu International on Tuesday, Thursdays at Saturdays at 2:45 p.m., crossing the international dateline and arriving at Sapporo New Chitose Airport at 7 p.m. the following day.  Returning flight HA442 leaves Sapporo on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, crossing the international dateline to arrive in Honolulu at 9:55 a.m. the same day.

The new route will be served by wide-body twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  The planes will seat 264 passengers, including 18 in Business Class.