Hawaiian Airlines announced that it will restart its service to Fukuoka Airport (FUK) in Japan, three years after the route was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The service, which will begin on April 28, 2023, will use the airline’s fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft. It will offer three classes with 278 seats: 18 Premium Cabin seats, 68 Extra Comfort seats, and 192 Main Cabin seats.
The three-times-weekly flights will operate on the following schedules:
HA827 departs Honolulu 13:35 local time on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and arrives Fukuoka 18:40 local time the following day.
HA828 will depart Fukuoka 20:40 local time on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays and will arrive in Honolulu at 09:55 local time the same day.
“We’re delighted to be returning to Fukuoka as we lead the way in reconnecting travel between Hawaiʻi and Japan,” Theo Panagiotoulias, senior vice president of global sales and alliances for Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement.
“We look forward to welcoming travelers from Fukuoka to the Hawaiian Islands and making it easy for U.S. residents to enjoy Kyushu’s famous food scene and rich culture. We remain steadfast in our commitment to Japan and want to thank our guests for choosing to fly with us,” Panagiotoulias added.
Hawaiian Airlines flights to Japan
Hawaiian Airlines now flies to four airports in Japan from Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
- Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) – daily service
- Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT) – daily service
- Osaka International Airport (ITM) – daily service
- Fukuoka Airport (FUK) – three times weekly
Japanese population in Hawaii
The first recorded Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii in 1885 to work at sugar cane plantations. In 1920, the Japanese in Hawaii reached 43% of the population.
In 2021, an estimated 23,800 Japanese residents were registered in Honolulu, the state capital of Hawaii.