Japan is a popular destination for Hawaiian Airlines. The airline already offers 31 direct flights a week to Japan and has plans for more. Earlier this year, Hawaiian Airlines received approval from the Department of Transportation for a new slot at Tokyo Haneda Airport. Starting March 28, the airline will offer a third daily flight from Honolulu to Tokyo Haneda Airport, just in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and tickets for the new flight are now on sale.
The flight from Honolulu to Tokyo, HA863, will leave at 12:35pm and arrive in Tokyo Haneda at 5:15pm, the next day. The return flight, HA864, will depart Tokyo Haneda at 8:15pm. and arrive in Honolulu at 8:10am, the same day. The airline will use the Airbus A330 aircraft for the route. It offers 260 seats in Economy and 18 in Business.
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have a codeshare agreement, which makes connections within Japan to and from Tokyo Haneda a breeze. On the other end, those arriving in Honolulu will be able to make same-day connections with ease to other Hawaiian islands as the Honolulu-bound flight arrives in the morning.
While three daily flights to Tokyo Haneda may seem like an overkill, on average, 2,300 people a day fly the route between Honolulu and Tokyo, in each direction, so demand should be strong. In fact, Hawaiian Airlines also offers service between Honolulu and Tokyo's Narita Airport.
Hawaiian Airlines isn't only adding a flight to Tokyo. Later this month, the airline will launch a new route to another Japanese city. It will offer four flights a week between Honolulu and Fukuoka.