Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:35

HA: Return to New Zealand will take longer

Hawaiian Airlines remains keen to return to New Zealand and Australia, but accepts that they may be two of the last international markets to open up, this week’s CAPA Live webinar event heard.

HA’s chief executive Peter Ingram points out that the airline has been flying to Japan and Korea from Hawaii ‘to a certain degree’ for several months.

‘That started with all-cargo flights, with enough demand to justify the costs of operating and allowed us, as the pre-travel testing regime has come into place in Hawaii, to open up to passenger demand with a low hurdle for what incremental costs we need to cover that.’

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