Saturday, April 13, 2019
Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines has officially launched its new flights from Boston to Honolulu. The new service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) made history with the airline’s Flight 90 being operated on USA’s longest interstate route so far on Friday, April 5, 2019.
The new Boston-Honolulu route was announced by Hawaiian Airlines in September last year. Boston, considered to be the biggest travel market in the country, didn’t have any nonstop flights to Hawaii. The westward flight from Boston to Honolulu takes around 11.5 hours, while the return flight from Honolulu to Boston is of about 10 hours. The airline’s flight on the new route covers a distance of 5,095 miles.
The new service is aimed at providing access to newer markets for businesses, particularly seafood industry. The inaugural Flight HA89 from Boston to Honolulu carried one-and-a-half tons of live lobster onboard.
Hawaiian Airlines will be competing with Southwest Airlines, which launched a new service to Hawaii earlier in March this year.
Chris Tatum, President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, welcomed the new service hoping it to be successful in future. Tatum said that approximately 127,000 people had traveled to Hawaii from New England in 2018. The new service is going to benefit people of Honolulu, Maui, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis as well.
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