HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will suspend its daily service to Fukuoka this summer. Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 453 will make its final trip from Honolulu to Fukuoka on June 29, 2014, and HA 454 will make its final return from Fukuoka to Honolulu on June 30, 2014.
"The strong historical ties between Hawai'i and Fukuoka – the ancestral home of many of our residents – made us especially excited to connect our islands with the Island of Kyushu. Unfortunately, despite two years of effort, we have not seen sufficient passenger growth to justify continuing this service." said Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines.
Passengers with reservations to fly after June 30 will be re-accommodated. The airline's reservations department will be contacting affected passengers in the next several weeks. The airline will continue to accept reservations for travel between Honolulu and Fukuoka prior to June 30, 2014.
The Fukuoka service launched in April 2012. Hawaiian Airlines also provides daily service to Tokyo and Osaka, and thrice-weekly service to Sendai and Sapporo.