Hawaiian Airlines is increasing its non-stop service between Brisbane & Honolulu from three-to-four times weekly over the Christmas holidays, an increase the carrier’s local boss hopes to retain year-round.

Speaking to media in Sydney, Hawaiian Airlines’ Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Gai Tyrrell, said the additional weekly flight will run from 10 December 2018 to 8 January 2019 to meet high demand between the two cities.

The additional flight comes despite international concerns over the active Kilauea volcano, which Tyrrell said has had little-to-no impact on the carrier’s services out of Australia.

“Business is REALLY good despite the volcano. In fact, it’s so good we’re putting on additional capacity into Brisbane… which is really exciting.”

Gai Tyrrell, Hawaiian Airlines Regional Director for Australia & New Zealand

She continued, saying that she hopes and expects the extra flight from Brisbane per week to perform well enough for the carrier to make it a more “permanent situation”.

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Under the expanded summer schedule, flights from Brisbane will depart at 10.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to arrive in Honolulu at 11.45am on the same day. The return service will depart Honolulu at 2.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to touch down in Brisbane the following day at 8.30pm.

The four weekly flights will be operated by the carrier’s A330 aircraft offering guests the option of booking Business Class with lie-flat seats, Extra Comfort Economy and Economy Class.