Hawaiian Airlines Launches Boston Route

Apr 17, 2019

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Hawaiian Airlines’ new Boston (BOS) route is now operational. The first flight landed at Boston Logan International Airport April 5. It is the longest interstate route in the United States and operates five times per week. Previously, Boston was the largest U.S. market without non-stop service to Hawai’i.

An Airbus A330 widebody aircraft serves the route with 278 seats, including 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. Additionally, 68 Extra Comfort seats in the economy-class cabin provide more legroom and space.

“As Hawai’i’s airline, we take great pride in sharing our love of these islands, and as we welcome our newest guests from the East Coast, we are confident they will find that their vacation begins and ends with us,’’ said Peter Ingram, president and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines. “We also want to help Hawai‘i residents get to where they want to go, and we know that people here travel to New England frequently.’’

The airline expects not only tourism to benefit thanks to the new route, but economic and cultural opportunities as well. Economically, the seafood industry is expected to profit. Already, the route transported more than a ton of live lobster from Boston to Hawai’i.

“We are very excited about Hawaiian Airlines’ new direct flights from Boston,’’ said Chris Tatum, president and CEO, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “Providing non-stop service from one of our largest mainland markets will be a welcomed opportunity for our residents and visitors who will now have more options to travel. We congratulate Hawai’i’s hometown airline and look forward to helping make this route successful.”

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