Hawaiian Airlines Announces Service to the Philippines - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Service to the Philippines

Ariel Abadilla Ariel Abadilla
Jack Legal Jack Legal
Marsha Wiener Marsha Wiener

By Beth Hillyer

(KHNL)-Soon you can fly non-stop from Honolulu to Manila. It's the airline's first route to Asia and they are hoping more than 100,000 people will take advantage of the new flights. After an eleven hour flight, catch up on your sleep then set out to explore the Philippines.

It offers amazing scenery and tranquil waterways. Hawaiian Airlines is bringing the Philippines a whole lot closer. They are announcing non-stop service to Manila on Boeing 7-6-7's. The routes will compete against Philippine Airlines Hawaiian is not quoting any ticket prices yet.

It's a great opportunity to visit family. "As we all know Hawaii has deep family ties to the Philippines." says Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley.

Bargain hunters can shop in the bustling city. Capture the culture of the friendly Filipino people.

This marks the first time Hawaiian expands it's service to Asia.

"This year Hawaiian Airlines has grown faster than any other airline in the nation and the new service to Manila will expand our reach and reinforce our position as the premier carrier in the pacific region. " believes Dunkerley.

The Honorable Ariel Abadilla, Philippine Consul General, maintains, "Today's announcement is certainly welcome news especially for the tourism and business sectors in the Philippines and Hawaii. "

Jack Legal, Filipino Chamber of Commerce adds, "Now it opens wide the possibility that not just the Philippine Airlines now we can fly Hawaiian Airlines and direct almost like flying direct to Las Vegas, you don't have to stop anywhere else."

Tourism officials welcome the new flights. Marsha Wiener, State Tourism Liaison, says "We are looking forward to the potential that the Philippines and Hawaii will have with additional service ."

From the Philippines the airline could expand further to China or Japan.

Before the flights take off in March, the airline is awaiting approval from the U-S and Philippine governments.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

    Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-09-21 11:50:04 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-09-22 08:14:15 GMT
    Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. (Source: WABC/CNN)Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. (Source: WABC/CNN)

    Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.

    More >>

    Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.

    More >>
  • Victory for Kauai kumu hula after Japan court rules she may copyright her choreography

    Victory for Kauai kumu hula after Japan court rules she may copyright her choreography

    Saturday, September 22 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-09-22 08:04:15 GMT

    During the four year legal battle, kumu hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Hanapepe, Kauai danced in a Japan court to show that her hula choreography was original. She filed suit to get a Japanese hula operator to stop using her choreography without permission. According to NHK, a judge in Osaka district court ruled Thursday that hand movements in hula express lyrics, show originality and may be copyrighted. "I'm very very happy not just for myself, but that our story can help other...

    More >>

    During the four year legal battle, kumu hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Hanapepe, Kauai danced in a Japan court to show that her hula choreography was original. She filed suit to get a Japanese hula operator to stop using her choreography without permission. According to NHK, a judge in Osaka district court ruled Thursday that hand movements in hula express lyrics, show originality and may be copyrighted. "I'm very very happy not just for myself, but that our story can help other...

    More >>
  • Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

    Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:20:29 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-09-22 07:23:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the third day of his confirmation ...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the third day of his confirmation ...
    Survivors respond with fury to Trump's remarks on woman who accused court nominee of sexual assault.More >>
    Survivors respond with fury to Trump's remarks on woman who accused court nominee of sexual assault.More >>
Powered by Frankly