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HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:17 am

Hawaiian Airlines announced today that they will add 31 seasonal round trip flights between HNL and SYD, BNE, and AKL during the busy fall holiday season (spring break down under) in September and October. This is in addition to the previously announced seasonal increase in service to SYD and BNE set to begin next month and last through the beginning of June.
This increase in flying will add about 8800 air seats to HNL.
More here:


http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...alia_New_Zealand.html?id=193124501

http://investor.hawaiianairlines.com...-newsArticle&ID=1788963&highlight=

http://www.kitv.com/news/money/Hawai...4/19078690/-/14l2bl8z/-/index.html

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:43 am

Dang HA continues to explosively expand. I don't know what they're doing right, but if it is making money and creating demand for more seats, then more power to them!

Maybe a flight from HNL to NRT
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:39 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):

They're like the American version of EK, but on a smaller scale (expansion-wise, anyway)
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:46 am

I am concerned. As a former paratrooper I keep returning to "A bridge too far". Is HA growing faster than might be sustainable in a 100+ dlr/brl economy?
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:06 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Maybe a flight from HNL to NRT?

Still need to make HNL-NGO happen...
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:20 am

Quoting Coronado (Reply 3):
Is HA growing faster than might be sustainable in a 100+ dlr/brl economy?

No, it is simply meeting outward demand from a rich Australia which hasn't had a recession.
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:45 am

Quoting Coronado (Reply 3):
100+ dlr/brl economy

??? dlr/brl economy?

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:47 am

Quoting Coronado (Reply 3):
As a former paratrooper I keep returning to "A bridge too far". Is HA growing faster than might be sustainable in a 100+ dlr/brl economy?

In the great scheme of things it isn't a large increase in flights and it is very very focussed.

If they're doing well, I imagine they'll add a few flights for Christmas/January which is the big holiday season down here.

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:39 pm

Always happy to here HA is growing. Hope it's keeps up!
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:49 pm

Quoting smoot4208 (Reply 4):

I wonder that why my self. Maybe because Delta dose it seasonal?
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:45 pm

and I still don't understand why they have no interest in flying into Western Canadian cities like YVR, YEG and YYC.
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:05 pm

Quoting gemuser (Reply 6):


??? dlr/brl economy?


Sometimes seen as $/bbl (Dollars/Barrel).
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:25 pm

Quoting yegbey01 (Reply 10):

and I still don't understand why they have no interest in flying into Western Canadian cities like YVR, YEG and YYC.


Who said they have no interest in flying to Western Canada?

Stay tuned!

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Should be good news for Hawaii's economy too, since that is typically low-demand time from the mainland.
 
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Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Quoting higherflyer (Reply 11):
Sometimes seen as $/bbl (Dollars/Barrel).

Ah! Thank you.

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:12 pm

No flights to MEL?? Why the lack of interest?
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:03 pm

Quoting Noise (Reply 15):
No flights to MEL?? Why the lack of interest?

And again, who said HA has no interest in MEL?
HA has great interest in several cities that currently have limited or no service to Honolulu. As more new planes arrive here, more new routes will be announced. The next route announcement will be amazing! My lips are sealed!  

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:11 pm

Quoting koruman (Reply 5):
No, it is simply meeting outward demand from a rich Australia which hasn't had a recession.

I thought you super-sophisticated Aussies didn't like our inferior US airlines? Or at least that's what you bray on about in nearly every post you make.
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:22 pm

Quoting HALFA (Reply 12):
Who said they have no interest in flying to Western Canada?

Stay tuned!

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Quoting HALFA (Reply 16):
And again, who said HA has no interest in MEL?
HA has great interest in several cities that currently have limited or no service to Honolulu. As more new planes arrive here, more new routes will be announced. The next route announcement will be amazing! My lips are sealed!  

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Mark my words, I believe HA will announce YVR next.

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:17 am

I fly to HNL about once a year - and always assumed July was peak period for Aussie travellers trying to escape the cold?
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:24 am

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 19):
and always assumed July was peak period for Aussie travellers trying to escape the cold?

Common man, 15 degrees isn't that cold! lol
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:35 am

@777STL
We in Australia expect hot meals, included baggage and IFE on flights of such durations. (SYD/BNE to Hawaii is similar to Chicago to Hawaii).

Hawaiian Airlines is a higher service quality airline than other US carriers, and they do meet those standards on these nine hour flights.

Which is why they are thrashing Jetstar on the Sydney route, and have outperformed Air Australia on the Brisbane route, and have promising forward bookings to Auckland.
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:48 am

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 19):
I fly to HNL about once a year - and always assumed July was peak period for Aussie travellers trying to escape the cold?

Winter - July - is a very good season for any tropical destination, but not the only one. Christmas/January is great, too, and what is now called "spring break" - for a very limited and very specific time, as these increases are.

I might wonder why Hawaiian isn't beefing up for July, but it could be aircraft availability or whatever CPA deals they have with the big travel agencies.

Quoting koruman (Reply 21):
Which is why they are thrashing Jetstar on the Sydney route, and have outperformed Air Australia on the Brisbane route, and have promising forward bookings to Auckland.

Oh, bless, K'man, taking nothing away from Hawaiian it isn't hard to outperform Air Australia - one of the most incompetently run airlines in the history of civil aviation. Flight Centre would only book with them if the pax signed a waiver against liability and the COO had no airline experience - he had worked for his family's catering company.  

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:49 am

[quote=koruman,reply=21]@777STL

        
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:55 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 22):
I might wonder why Hawaiian isn't beefing up for July, but it could be aircraft availability or whatever CPA deals they have with the big travel agencies.

I know JQ is sold out in StarClass on July 21 HNL-SYD and the surrounding days are nearly full too. HA is also sold out on numerous days according to their website.
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:14 am

FYI - we took delivery of our newest A330 today, MSN1389 N390HA "Namahoe" from the factory in Toulouse. Flew TLS-LAX as HA8401

Many more to come  
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:19 am

Quoting koruman (Reply 5):

What bubble are you living in mate? No recession in Oz? That's too funny. Why has it become one of the most expensive Places to live?!
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:24 pm

Quoting HALFA (Reply 12):
Who said they have no interest in flying to Western Canada?

Stay tuned!

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I hope there will be news in 2013. It is pathetic flying with Westjet on their 737's or their leased 757's when HA can offer widebody service with potential connections to Asia/Australia for those who are looking for an alternate provider.
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:07 am

Quoting FCAFLYBOY (Reply 26):
What bubble are you living in mate? No recession in Oz? That's too funny. Why has it become one of the most expensive Places to live?!

Australia has not experienced a recession since the early 1990s. It's this lack of recession that has pushed living costs up (I would go into more details but it would be rather off topic).
 
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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:06 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 28):
Quoting FCAFLYBOY (Reply 26):
What bubble are you living in mate? No recession in Oz? That's too funny. Why has it become one of the most expensive Places to live?!

Australia has not experienced a recession since the early 1990s. It's this lack of recession that has pushed living costs up (I would go into more details but it would be rather off topic).

But it is relevant to say that the lack of recession has lead to a historically high $A verses $US & E. Hence the higher demand between Australia & USA and HNL is the closest US point to Australia, which is why HA is adding seats. In fact its now cheaper to go to HNL than the Great Barrier Reef (somewhat), Northern Territory (a fair bit) or the Kimberlys (a bl**dy LOT) and it a LOT cheaper to take Amtrak, in a sleeper, from SFO/LAX to NYC then the Indian Pacific from SYD to PER.

To FACFLYBOY: a recession is defined as two or more consecutive quarters of negative growth, Australia has not had that since the early 90s as qf002 says. It would be reasonable to talk about the two speed economy, but that is definitely too far off topic.

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:25 am

Much of this additional flying is driven by the arrival of new A332 aircraft, as well as strong demand from existing (future in AKL's case) markets. The next 767 retirements are not planned until late in 2013 while there are 5 Airbus arriving in the next several months.

Very soon the A332 fleet will outnumber the 767's! (sorry - off topic a bit I guess)

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RE: HA Adding More Flights To SYD, BNE, And AKL

Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:26 pm

Quoting yegbey01 (Reply 27):
I hope there will be news in 2013. It is pathetic flying with Westjet on their 737's or their leased 757's when HA can offer widebody service with potential connections to Asia/Australia for those who are looking for an alternate provider.

You seem to be forgetting that 1) AC flies the B763 to the Islands; and 2) the NEO is coming to HAL and will be placed on West Coast routes.