Hawaiian Airlines has introduced five weekly nonstop services between Honolulu and Boston, opening a substantial link to the New England region. It is now the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S history.
Clocking in at a whopping 5,095 miles, the HNL-BOS (HA90) route takes means almost 10 hours in the air for those heading to the East Coast, and 11.5 hours for those on the return (HA89).
“As Hawaii’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 Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram. “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 flights were introduced to meet increased demand for the New England region, seeing as until now Boston was the largest U.S market without a nonstop service to Hawai’i even though around 250 people would fly between eastern New England and the islands each way on any given day.
The East Coast’s low-cost JetBlue also benefits from an expanded codeshare with Hawaiian Airlines. Passengers will be able to earn and redeem TrueBlue points on Hawaiian flights, as well as enjoy a widened network of connections through Boston, including to Washington, D.C, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit.
The service will be completed on an Airbus A330 widebody aircraft, which features 18 lie-flat leather seats in the front cabin, 68 spacious “Extra Comfort” seats (with an excellent 36″ pitch) in the main cabin, and around 192 Economy seats.
For Aussie travellers, this of course means that Boston is now accessible via connections in Honolulu, opening up plenty of options for those who want to do the famed islands and the hugely underrated New England region on the same trip.
More information and bookings can be found HERE.