Hawaiian Airlines flights to China are now possible as the airlines just signed a Codeshare Agreement with Air China, China's exclusive national flag carrier. Hawaiian Airlines flights to China puts them higher on the scale when it comes to the the reach of their respective hubs in Honolulu and Beijing.
The new service, Hawaiian Airlines flights to China, will offer travelers more options and a more streamlined experience going to further destinations. The partnership began April 16, after Hawaiian's launch of its three-times weekly nonstop service to Beijing yesterday.
Hawaiian Airlines flights to China inaugurized the service with a non-stop flight to the Asian country. According to airline spokeswoman Alison Croyle, the inaugural non-stop flight to China went better than planned as Flight 897, which was scheduled to depart at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, pushed back from the gate at Honolulu International Airport on time.
After it crossed the international date line, one of the Hawaiian Airlines flights to China, Flight 897 arrived on April 17 at 5:59 a.m. in Beijing, four minutes after its scheduled arrival time of 5:55 a.m. The Hawaiian Airlines did not disclose its passenger count, but spokeswoman Croyle said that the route's prelaunch booking levels looked "very promising, and very much in line with our outer successful launches in Asia."
Later this week, Hawaiian Airlines flights to China will officially begin. This new thrice-weekly Beijing-Honolulu flights will mark the beginning of a potentially bigger future in the airlines' long-term-growth plan. Reports say that the China-Hawaii travel market is potentially so large that it can accommodate a number of successful players.
Hawaiian Airlines flights to China can spell potential huge success as China's massive size and rapid economic growth are creating a large potential market for leisure travel to Hawaii. Hawaii had 132,634 visitors from China last year, that's up 13.5% year over year, and this was considered an impressive result for the Airlines.
Hawaiian Airlines flights to China shows that the airlines can afford to invest in a long-term growth opportunity in China. Even though its Beijing-Honolulu flights will probably lose money initially, improvements elsewhere in Hawaiian's route network will probably result in a vigorous profit growth for the next few years.