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Airlines show confidence in Hawaii as a top travel destination

Airlines show confidence in Hawaii as a top travel destination

The President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, George D. Szigeti, says that more than ever, global travelers want to visit to Hawaii. They want to bask in the beauty of the islands, feel the warmth of aloha, and experience a welcoming culture found nowhere else.

Adding flights to the Hawaiian Islands is a clear sign of confidence in Hawaii’s tourism industry by air carriers able to fly their aircraft anywhere in the world. In response, Hawaiian Airlines, Philippine Airlines, AirAsia X, Virgin America, Japan Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have all either added new Hawaii routes or are expanding existing service from key markets worldwide.

The neighbor islands, in particular, are benefiting from the confidence that comes with these airlines adding new and enhanced service to Hawaii.

Collectively, these additional flights will make a significant impact in strengthening Hawaii’s economy. Beyond introducing new sources of revenue to support businesses statewide, these added flights will provide residents with new job opportunities and additional travel choices to consider when flying abroad to explore the world.

Confidence in Hawaii as a destination will also be exemplified with the launch of service by AirAsia X on June 28, with 4 flights weekly connecting Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, and Honolulu. AirAsia X is making travel to Hawaii more convenient from Malaysia while supporting increased service from a major Japan market.

The Aloha state’s economy will benefit as more global travelers see and enjoy firsthand everything that makes being in the Hawaiian Islands such a remarkable and unmatched experience.