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All Nippon Airways' first Airbus A380 resting at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Photo Tour: Inside All Nippon Airways’ New Airbus A380

All Nippon Airways has unveiled the long-anticipated cabin interior of its new Airbus A380 aircraft, affectionately known as FLYING HONU, as it prepares to begin service on the popular Tokyo-Honolulu route in May. Having recently completed its first test flight between Japan and Hawaii, the airline is ready to show its customers what to expect when flying on its latest aircraft. The first Japanese operator of the super-jumbo, ANA took delivery of the aircraft in March following a delivery ceremony…

ANA Announces Details for Commencement of A380 Service

Japanese carrier ANA has announced that it will begin operating its new Airbus A380 aircraft in May of 2019. The carrier, which has an order of three A380s, has said that the aircraft will be used exclusively for its Tokyo to Honolulu routes, a popular route catering mainly to tourists.…

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New Longest Domestic Flight in the…

Passengers in New England just gained yet another option for travel to the U.S.'s own paradise as Hawaiian Airlines announced Friday that the airline will launch flights from the airline's hub in Honolulu to Boston next April. Boston will be the airline's 14th destination in the mainland U.S. and the…

Asian Infusion: A Look at Honolulu’s Increasing Asian Competition

While Honolulu may be a popular destination for many Americans to travel to every year, the success airlines have found flying west of the islands has created a large market to the Oceania and Asia market. As a result, heavy competition has ensued in the years following as carriers try…

Hawaiian Airlines Inaugurates Service to Long Beach with New A321neo

Southern California flyers now have a new link to Hawaii as Hawaiian Airlines has officially inaugurated service to Long Beach Airport. The airport, located in southeast Los Angeles County, is the newest Californian destination for Hawaiian with the airport receiving daily non-stop service to Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.…

A Look at Southwest’s Upcoming Hawaii Flights

Last October, Southwest Airlines confirmed its intentions to begin flights to Hawaii in the future, following years of speculation. Last week during an earnings call, the airline released more information with Southwest’s chairman and CEO Gary Kelly announcing that flights would begin in late 2018, though the launch may be…

Trip Report: Hawaiian Island-Hopping on Hawaiian Airlines

While the typical U.S. traveler may complain about the decline in airline competition in the mainland United States over the last few years, Hawaiians have experienced even more challenges. Carriers like go!, Aloha and Island Air have collapsed, paving the way for Hawaiian Airlines to stand mostly uncontested on inter-island routes.…

Two Airline Chief Executives Meet To Fly a Vintage Aircraft…

Last week, the Chief Executive Officers of Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines flew together on an aircraft that both carriers have had previous ties with. In a special outing for the two CEOs, Brad Tilden and Mark Dunkerley, both AvGeeks, met up to fly a vintage 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker.…

An Up-Close Look: Hawaiian Introduces Refreshed Brand and Livery

Over the past few years, we have seen many new liveries introduced to the skies as airlines race to update their brand and create a more modern image for themselves. Some airlines like Alaska Airlines and Air Canada have made drastic changes, while others such as Sun Country and Allegiant…