Korean Air is adding a daily flight between Tokyo and Honolulu, increasing flight availability between the two cities to seven days per week beginning March 31. “Honolulu was Korean Air’s first transpacific flight so it’s quite special to us,” said Han Shin Cho, general manager of Korean Air’s Hawaiian sales operations. “Our network allows more Asians, and specifically Japanese visitors, to enjoy the Islands, and more Hawaiians to more conveniently visit family and friends in places in Japan, Korea, China and Southeast Asia.”
Passengers on KE002 will board an A330-300 featuring Korean Air’s in-flight service and AVOD system with the latest in movies, music, short movies books and more. First Class has six seats and Prestige Class (business) has 18 seats — all full-flat sleeper seats for more comfort and relaxation.
According to the Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau, visits to Hawaii from Korean’s continue to increase exponentially. In fact, in 2010 there was a nearly 60 percent increase in Korean tourists from the previous year with an additional 37 percent increase in 2011.
On average Japanese tourists spend about $289 a day, while Korean tourists spend nearly $240 per day. Korean Air also owns and operates the Waikiki Resort Hotel in a prime location one block away from Waikiki Beach.