Does anyone know if Hawaiian's HNL
route to date is a financial success? A post above states that HA
is considering adding another flight per week, which is a good sign, but the South Pacific is a very difficult market in which to make money. CO
each tried it and both airlines lost lots of money, NW
couldn't make it work and had all kinds of problems, UA
has cut back services to the region, and Aloha just announced that it is dropping most of its services to the South Pacific islands out of HNL
. The distances are far and the yeilds can be poor - and operating a network in the south pacific tends to tie up a lot of airplanes due to the distances involved and scheduling flights to depart and arrive at logical times, so I am very curious if Hawaiian is showing a profit on its new SYD
route - I certainly hope that they are.
A Honolulu-Melbourne route would be interesting - as pointed out, while Melbourne is a slightly smaller city than Sydney, it still has a large population and is the financial capital of Australia......however, I do not think that HA
will take a chance with a nonstop flight and, instead, we may at some point see a HNL
flight operating on a daily basis. As for HNL
, the market it rather small and NZ
does a great job connecting the Pacific islands. I dont think HA
will attempt this market but I could be wrong.
Does Hawaiian still fly from HNL