Hawaiian Airlines to add 4th Brisbane flight

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines is expanding service to Australia.

The airline announced Wednesday that beginning March 31, Hawaiian will add a fourth flight to its weekly nonstop service between Honolulu and Brisbane.

Hawaiian became the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service to Brisbane when it launched the new route last year.

Brisbane is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, a marine park of shallow reefs supporting sharks, coral, fish and many other species. It's also the gateway to rainforests, Outback territory and the Gold Coast.

The airline says the expansion will add more than 20,000 seats to the Australia-Honolulu travel markets in 2014.

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