Fly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12192 times:
I seem to recall they may have had a very brief code-sharing arrangement on Air New Zealand's AKL-HNL-LAX-FRA service. There was at least one Lufthansa timetable I saw in the early 90's with Honolulu marked as a destination (well before *Alliance).
JayinKitsap From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6347 times:
Hawaii is not a cheap resort destination AND there are multiple islands. It does pretty well from spots within 7 hours fly time or US pax not wanting to go out of the US. But flying from Europe when there are so many other tropical resorts that are both cheaper & nicer. It is hard to imagine 300 persons a day wanting to come from Europe to HNL at fares that make it work.
Brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4125 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5372 times:
I would think that as stated above there are closer resorts in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean that are more cost effective, not to mention the Middle East. I have been after my cousins to come to LIH for a visit, but they find it cost prohibitive. Anyways they would come in August when I am in Muskoka where they visit me.
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4728 times:
Like he said, LH flew cargo M11s to HNL, but they never had scheduled passenger flights around the world. Somebody said they had (in the 1990s?) a "scheduled charter" to HNL, which I guess means a flight that never appeared in the timetable?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24868 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
Quoting Timz (Reply 9): Like he said, LH flew cargo M11s to HNL, but they never had scheduled passenger flights around the world. Somebody said they had (in the 1990s?) a "scheduled charter" to HNL, which I guess means a flight that never appeared in the timetable?
I believe there was at least one A340-200 demonstration flight FRA-HNL unsing a LH 342 to promote the A340's range in the very early days' of A340 service, but it wasn't a scheduled operation.
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
The LH demonstration flight was on Nov. 21, 1992. This is from the Hawaii State Library's Hawaii Newspaper Index:
Publisher: HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN
Date: 1993 10 19
Title: GERMAN AIRLINE, LUFTHANSA, TO ADD EXTRA FLIGHT FROM FRANKFURT TO HON IN NOV '94
So, did LH fly to HNL regularly after the demonstration flight in 1992? They must have, otherwise this article would not have said "add extra flight" almost a year later. As I have said before, this was a charter operation and IIRC was a 2x weekly flight.