Massport continues to expand travel opportunities for New Englanders and travelers seeking to visit the region with the new Hawaiian Airlines direct nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), which launched on April 5, 2019.
At 5,095 miles, Hawaiian’s HNL-BOS route is the longest regularly scheduled interstate route in U.S. history. Operating five days a week, the new service takes about 10 hours traveling to Boston from Honolulu, and approximately 11.5 hours traveling from Boston in the morning and arriving in Honolulu in the afternoon.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said, “On behalf of the Commonwealth, we are pleased to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to Massachusetts. This new service will provide access to new markets for businesses and connect two exciting destinations for travelers in both states.”
Hawaii Governor David Ige congratulated Hawaiian Airlines “for launching this exciting new flight and I thank our hometown airline for giving us — and visitors to Hawaii — the best way to get to, from and between the islands. Having Hawaiian open new routes like Boston spreads the spirit of aloha to more of the planet.”
In addition to vacations, the route opens economic and cultural opportunities. Boston’s renowned educational and medical facilities are among the many attractions drawing Hawaii travelers to the Bay State. The seafood industry, important in both states, will also benefit. On board Flight HA89 as it departed Boston for Hawaii was nearly one-and-a-half tons of live lobster. Hawaiian fish and produce will also be regularly flown to New England.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh “I’m happy to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to Boston as we continue to create new avenues to Boston and new opportunities for residents and visitors. With Hawaiian Airlines in Boston, this new service will strengthen our old ties and forge new ones.”
Hawaiian Airlines is collaborating with the Peabody Essex Museum on exciting ways to expand knowledge about the rich art, culture and heritage of Hawaii. The Peabody Essex Museum has one of the oldest and most significant collections of Oceanic art in the world.
Hawaiian’s expanded codeshare with JetBlue lets customers earn and redeem TrueBlue points on Hawaiian flights, and opens up new connections through Boston, including Washington, D.C. (DCA), Pittsburgh (PIT), Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore (BWI), Cleveland (CLE), and Detroit(DTW), all of which currently cannot connect to Hawaii through JetBlue in New York.
Massport Acting CEO John Pranckevicius said, “We are excited to welcome Hawaiian Airlines and their nonstop service that connects New England to the Pacific. As another winter ends, these flights out of Logan Airport offer Bostonians access to all the natural wonders of Honolulu and the Hawaiian Islands.”
Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO Chris Tatum also expressed excitement about the new direct route. “Providing nonstop service from one of our largest mainland markets will be a welcomed opportunity for our residents and visitors who will now have more options to travel. We congratulate Hawaii’s hometown airline and look forward to helping make this route successful.”
Guests traveling from the East Coast to Hawaii’s shores will enjoy the roominess and superior comfort of Hawaiian’s 278-seat Airbus A330 widebody aircraft, with 18 lie-flat seats in the front cabin that incorporate flowing curves evocative of the winds and the ocean. Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests such as couples, families and honeymooners, while offering functionality to the business traveler. Each A330 has 68 spacious Extra Comfort seats in the main cabin that provide a generous 36-inch pitch and more legroom for our guests.
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