Hawaiian Airlines has tentatively been awarded one additional daily flight to Tokyo Haneda. The only downside is that you'll likely have to wait until March to enjoy the new daily option. This flight will transport passengers between Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) if and when it kicks off next year.
Hawaiian Airlines does currently offer service between Honolulu and Tokyo Haneda, but not all flights are available daily. The carrier offers flights from Honolulu to Tokyo Haneda at 4.05pm and 6.40pm at the moment, though the 4.05pm flight is operated daily and the 6.40pm flight 4X weekly. Its existing return flights are scheduled to depart Tokyo Haneda at 9.20pm and 11.55pm but only the 9.20pm flight is operated daily.
The new announcement from Hawaiian Airlines isn't just exciting for people looking to get to Tokyo. It also opens up exciting options for passengers looking for connection opportunities within Japan.
The new announcement could also cause some competition to flare up between Hawaiian Airlines and All Nippon Airways. That's because All Nippon Airways introduced new flights between Honolulu and Tokyo's Narita International Airport (NRT) back in May of this year.
Tokyo Haneda Airport is having a big moment right now when it comes to welcoming more carriers from the United States. Several major carriers have announced new activity for Haneda routes. The Department of Transportation recently tentatively awarded new flight frequencies to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. American will be tentatively adding new routes to Haneda from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles (LAX). Delta plans to add flights from Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Portland (PDX), Seattle (SEA) and Honolulu (HNL). United's plans involve new flights from Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD).