Hawaiian Airlines has launched nonstop service between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, capital city of the State of Queensland.
Hawaiian is the only U.S. carrier serving Brisbane, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, world heritage-listed rainforests, the Outback territory, and the leisure destinations of Australia’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Brisbane also serves as a key hub for onward travel throughout Australia.
Capitalizing on this, Hawaiian has timed its flight schedule for travelers to connect with same-day flights throughout Queensland and other states via an interline partnership with domestic carrier Virgin Australia.
Hawaiian’s Brisbane-Honolulu service adds 41,000 new air seats to the market annually, generating an estimated $79 million in visitor expenditures and $8.6 million in tax revenue for Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Hawaiian’s Flight HA 443 departs Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and arrives in Brisbane at 4 p.m. the following day, after crossing the International Date Line.
The return flight, HA 444, departs Brisbane at 6:35 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and arrives in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. the same day. The airline operates this route using wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in business class and 246 in the main cabin.