Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Starting today, Hawaiian Airlines pulls its Boeing 767-300 from the Haneda corridor. Today's flight and future Haneda flights will use Hawaiian's newest and biggest jet, the Airbus A300-200. The boeing jet seated 264 passengers - the airbus seats 294.
CEO Mark Dunkerley says he's encouraged by the way the Japan market has bounced back.
Insiders say Hawaiian has been claiming more Japanese market share than some other carriers. In addition to that, a fair number of Hawaii residents are using the flight to visit Japan.
The airbus adds about 11 thousand seats a year to Japan capacity.
More airline news. Allegiant Air, a small mainland carrier with plans to eventually serve Hawaii - has gotten FAA certification to fly boeing 757-200's it recently acquired.