Hawaiian Airlines will adjust flight frequencies between Hawaii and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport at the end of March due to slowing travel demand attributed to the COVID-19 virus.
Effective March 28 through April 29, the airline will temporarily suspend flights that operate three-times-weekly between Kona International Airport (KOA) and HND, and four-times-weekly between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and HND, the airline announced Friday.
At the same time, Hawaiian will launch an additional daily nonstop service between HNL and HND as announced in November of last year.
“Japan is a vitally important market for our airline, and we have been looking forward to launching our third nonstop flight between Honolulu and Haneda, which offers more convenient connecting times for our guests,” said Peter Ingram, president and CEO at Hawaiian Airlines. “Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 beyond Asia has diminished near-term global travel demand, so we are balancing some of our Haneda capacity by suspending for about a month our hybrid service between Haneda and Honolulu and Kona.”