MIAMI — Hawaiian Airlines will begin flying nonstop between its hub in Honolulu (HNL) and Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS) starting on April 4, 2019.
This new service will become the longest domestic operating route in the history of the United States, measuring 5,095 miles.
The HNL-BOS route beats the current HNL-JFK route that the airline operates, which is at 4,983 miles long.
But the route between Boston and Honolulu falls short by almost 800 miles to become the world’s longest, which is the Paris-Reunion route (5,809 miles), served by Air Austral and Air France.
Approximate flying time between Boston and Honolulu will be at 11 hours, 40 minutes.
Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines CEO, said that he looks forward to “sharing our warm hospitality with our New England guests whose vacation starts the minute they check in and step onto our plane.”
The airline plans to introduce this new service on a four-times-per-week basis.
According to Hawaiian Airlines, the Boston-Honolulu market generates over $76 million in ticket sales every year, with at least 500 passengers flying between these cities every day.
“Hawaiian is a unique airline because we have represented Hawai‘i for nearly a century while flying people to, from and between the Hawaiian Islands.
New Planes, More Routes
In July, the Hawaiian carrier also announced daily nonstop flights between Sacramento, California (SMF) and Kahului, Maui (OGG), set to begin on April 1, 2019.
The carrier’s growth has gained a higher momentum this year, following the order for 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, featuring 10 firm and 10 purchase rights, at list prices of $2.82 billion.
On top of that, the carrier took delivery of its first U.S-Produced Airbus A321neo, straight from the manufacturer’s assembly line in Alabama.
As the carrier receives a total of 18 A321neos through 2020, they will be looking to announce additional routes between the U.S. West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands.
Boston Flight Details
Hawaiian Airlines notes that the new Boston service will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at BOS the following morning at 6 a.m.
Flight HA91 will depart BOS every day but Wednesday and Thursday at 8:55 a.m., except for Friday flights, which will depart at 8 a.m.