Hawaiian Airlines launches Honolulu-Taipei service

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines is launching its service to Taipei.

The inaugural flight is scheduled to leave Honolulu International Airport early Tuesday.

The airline says the new nonstop service capitalizes on the extension of the U.S. visa waiver program to include citizens of Taiwan. The program permits visa-free travel to the U.S. for eligible travelers visiting for 90 days or fewer for business or tourism.

The flights will be three times a week.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be 1 of the passengers on the inaugural flight.

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