Hawaiian Airlines will begin nonstop flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, three times weekly starting Tuesday, Nov. 27, becoming the only U.S. carrier to operate service to Brisbane.
Adding Brisbane service will increase Hawaiian's weekly flights between Honolulu and Australia to 10, with daily services already operating to Sydney, Australia's largest city.
President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said Brisbane would serve not only as the airline's second gateway to Australia, but also as an important new source of tourism to Hawai'i.
Hawaiian's new Brisbane service will add more than 40,000 seats annually between Australia and Hawai'i, and increase its total seat numbers from Australia by 38 percent.
The Hawai'i Tourism Authority estimates that Hawaiian's Brisbane-Honolulu service will generate $83 million in visitor expenditures and $9 million in tax revenue annually for Hawai'i.
Centrally located on Australia's east coast, Brisbane is the capital city of the State of Queensland, home of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
Ticket sales for the new service will commence at a later date to be announced.
Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 443 will depart Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Journey time is approximately nine hours.