Hawaiian announces Brisbane flights

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Hawaiian Airlines will launch new flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, in November, as it grows capacity by about 25% this year.

The new flight will operate three-days per week on a 262-seat Boeing 767-300ER. Service will begin on 27 November.

"Competitors followed us and now, eight years later, Hawaii is one of the most popular and fastest growing international holiday destinations for travellers from Australia," says Mark Dunkerley, chief executive of Hawaiian.

The flight will be timed to connect with domestic flights operated by Brisbane-based Virgin Australia, which has a codeshare and interline agreement with Hawaiian.

Brisbane is the airline's fourth new destination this year after Fukuoka, New York and Sapporo. Dunkerley had indicated that it would announce a fourth city, in an interview with Flightglobal Pro earlier this month.