Hawaiian Airlines announced new service between Honolulu and Boston, what will be the longest US domestic non-stop flight of 5095 miles. This will also be the first nonstop flight between Hawaii and Massachusetts.
Service is scheduled to start in April 2019 on an Airbus A330 widebody aircraft.
“There is nowhere on Earth like Hawai’i, and we are bringing our islands closer than ever to Boston with nonstop service,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram. “Hawaiian is a unique airline because we have represented Hawai’i for nearly a century while flying people to, from and between the Hawaiian Islands. Each one of our routes starts or ends in the Aloha State. We look forward to sharing our warm hospitality with our New England guests whose vacation starts the minute they check in and step onto our plane.”
Hawaiian Airlines will begin its five-day-a-week service on April 4 – more than a week before Patriots’ Day on April 15.
Boston is the largest U.S. market without nonstop service to Hawai’i with nearly 500 people flying between eastern New England and the islands on any given day. Boston’s world-class educational and medical facilities are among the many attractions drawing Hawai’i travelers to the Bay State. This new route adds to Hawaiian Airlines’ global network. The market between Boston Logan International (BOS) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) airports last year generated about $76 million in ticket sales.
“It’s important for our residents and visitors to have direct access to strategic destinations, and I thank Hawaiian Airlines, as our hometown carrier, for making it easier to connect with Boston and the Northeast,” said Hawai’i Gov. David Ige.
“The Commonwealth is excited to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to Logan Airport, providing a new connection between our states,” said Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. “This route will provide travelers from Hawaii direct access to all that the Commonwealth has to offer, including our nation-leading innovation economy, while also making travel for New England residents to Hawaii easier.”
In commemoration of the city of Boston’s deep history and Hawaiian Airlines’ 90th year of operation starting on Nov. 11, the flight to Boston will be numbered Flight HA90. Starting with the inaugural flight on April 4, HA90 will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at BOS the following morning at 6 a.m. Flight HA91 will depart BOS every day but Wednesday and Thursday at 8:55 a.m., except for Friday flights, which will depart at 8 a.m. The flights will arrive in Hawai’i the same day at2:35 p.m. and the Friday flight will arrive at 1:40 p.m.