Hawaiian Airlines has announced that they will offer service to New York City‘s JFK airport from Honolulu starting in June 2012. In addition to advertising free meals and blankets on the flights (my how times have changed), the carrier has also announced an introductory sale that is a pretty impressive deal: $222 each way for the month of June with no minimum stay requirements and one-way purchases eligible.
After June the low end of the fare seems to be about $860 round trip (or $540 one-way), which is similar to the pricing offered by the only other carrier running non-stop in the market, Continental. No indication yet whether other carriers will be matching this half-price sale to the islands.
Seats on the inaugural flight are readily available; I’m considering going just for fun.
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