Hawaiian Airlines Adds Brisbane as Second Australian Destination
Hawaii and mainland USA are set to become more accessible for Queenslanders. From 28 November 2012, Hawaiian Airlines will become the first US airline to fly to Queensland when they commence non-stop service between Brisbane and Honolulu. Offering three departures per week every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will return to Brisbane with an early afternoon departure from Honolulu.
This is great news for Queensland and Northern New South Wales residents. Prior to this direct service Queenslanders had to travel via Sydney, adding several extra hours of travel time. The early evening departure from Brisbane will offer convenient connections from throughout Queensland on Hawaiian’s partner airline Virgin Australia. From Honolulu quick and easy connections are available throughout Hawaiian’s network around the magnificent Islands or on to their increasing number of mainland USA destinations.
The new service has been applauded by Queenslanders and tourism bodies. Air Australia previously flew between Brisbane and Hawaii before their demise in February this year when they were grounded indefinitely.
Hawaiian Airlines also offer daily flights to/from Sydney with connections throughout Australia on Virgin Australia.