Hawaiian Airlines to suspend Beijing service

    Hawaiian Airlines announced (21-Aug-2018) plans to suspend three times weekly Honolulu-Beijing service upon completion of the National Day Golden Week holiday in Oct-2018. The airline, which launched the service in Apr-2014, will redeploy its 278 seat A330-200 aircraft elsewhere in its network. Hawaiian president and CEO Peter Ingram stated: “These decisions are never easy and this one is especially difficult because we believe in China‘s future as a robust market for the Hawaiian vacation experience and we will continue to market one-stop options to Honolulu from cities throughout China on our airline partners”. Hawaiian set the suspension date after the National Day Golden Week holiday (01-Oct-2018 to 07-Oct-2018) to minimise disruptions to passengers. Hawaiian intends to return to China and will maintain a strong sales partnership with BEALL, its GSA in China, and maintain its China representative office. [more – original PR]