Aptivaboy wrote:Why would anyone in London fly ULH to HNL when there’s Tenerife, Mykonos and Ibiza so close? Maybe a westward Kangaroo route?
I have to agree. Its a VERY long flight compared to beach areas in the Med and the Atlantic. And, Hawaii has lately been adopting more anti-tourist taxes and fees which will make the islands far less appealing; certain islands are implementing fees for tourists to visit certain beaches, cracking down on AirBNB/VRBO listings, things like that. A British tourist may not want to deal with hassles like that and instead visit the Bahamas, Tenerife, the Aegean, or any one of a number of warm weather destination far closer to home, and far less expensive.
Now, I could very well be wrong, but that's my two cents worth. Is there a market for this route? Perhaps. I'm just not sure that it will be as popular as British Airways might like.
Have a great day everyone, and stay safe!
Yes, why is BA flying to the Caribbean then when those destinations are available in Europe? Male? Hawaiian should drop East Coast destinations, no reason those people should be trekking out to Hawaii.
There are many reasons people choose to visit places, sure the majority may go with something closer, but there can still be enough demand elsewhere. The argument of X, Y, and Z are closer so why would anyone visit somewhere else is just ridiculous.