Delta Airlines is expanding its Hawaii presence with new flights starting in October between Honolulu and Tokyo International, aka Haneda (HND). The airline also announced that it contributed $250,000 to the American Red Cross and immediately delivered supplies to Hawaii to support those affected by the wildfires in Maui.
The new service will be daily between Tokyo International and Honolulu International airports. This route was previously planned but delayed due to Covid. The Tokyo Haneda airport is the closest to downtown, just over 18 miles from the city center. Narita, on the other hand, is 50 miles from downtown.
It’s great to see that Delta has interest and sees more potential in Hawaii flights, both domestically and internationally, as is made evident by this new widebody daily service. It will be on the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER, which offers lie-flat business, premium economy, and economy cabins.
Delta is also planning on upgrading its onboard service with chef-curated meals (food on Delta has been one of our big complaints), in addition to build your own ice cream sundaes and more in the business cabin. Both Western and Japanese cuisine options will be featured in all three cabins.
“As travel demand gradually recovers in Japan, we decided to add the new Honolulu service to our HND network, our commitment to both markets remains strong. Customers will enjoy more options and destinations from Haneda, with Delta’s unparalleled premium experience on the ground and in the air.”Victor Osumi, Delta’s Managing Director and President – Japan.
Delta Flight 180 will depart Haneda daily at 9:00 p.m. and, crossing the international dateline, will arrive in Honolulu at 8:55 a.m. the same day. Delta Flight 181 will depart Honolulu at 2:00 p.m. and arrive Haneda at 6:45 p.m. the next day.