Hawaiian Airlines is launching a new direct, five-times-weekly service between Honolulu the capital of Massachusetts, Boston, commencing 04 April. At 5,095 miles, the route becomes the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in US history. The new route will complement Hawaiians’ New York JFK service which debuted in 2012.
The inaugural flight on 4 April 2019, HA90, will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45pm and arrive at BOS the following morning at 6am. Flight HA89 will depart BOS every day but Wednesday and Thursday at 8:55am, except for Friday flights, which will depart at 8am. The flights will arrive in Hawaii the same day at 2:35pm, and the Friday flight will arrive at 1:40pm.
Flights will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ 278-seat Airbus A330, equipped with 18 seats in its lie-flat Business class cabin. Hawaiian also recently expanded to 68 from 40 the number of Extra Comfort main cabin seats, which offer a generous 36-inch pitch for extra leg room and priority boarding. Guests can upgrade to Extra Comfort seats for US$145 each way.
Boston is the largest US market without non-stop service to Hawaii with nearly 500 people flying between eastern New England and the islands on any given day.
“There is nowhere on Earth like Hawaii, and we are bringing our islands closer than ever to Boston with non-stop service,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram.
“Hawaiian Airlines has been an important partner in making a Hawaiian vacation accessible to people from all over the world. The greater Boston market currently brings some 60,000 visitors to the island each year, who will now be able to fly non-stop to Hawaii aboard an airline that exemplifies our gracious local hospitality,” said Hawaii Tourism Authority President George Szigeti.
Honolulu will be Boston Logan International Airport’s 76th non-stop domestic destination.