Brisbane is looking to be the new ‘it’ city for international travel from Australia. First it was selected to be the first with non-stop flights to Chicago & now it’s getting extra seats to Hawaii.

Hawaiian Airlines this morning revealed plans to increase the number of flights it operates out of Brisbane to meet demand for the busy Spring break period.

No, we’re not referring to Spring Break as in woo hoo hoo..

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We mean spring break, as in Australia’s spring school holiday period. Read on for full details:

 

WHEN ARE THE EXTRA SERVICES COMING?

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Commencing 16 September, Hawaiian Airlines will increase flights between Brisbane and Honolulu from three to four times weekly.

The additional service will depart Queensland’s capital Tuesday evening at 9.45pm until 13 October 2019. This compliments year-round services taking off on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Beyond Hawaii, the new flight will offer easy connections to 13 US mainland cities including Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC and more.

 

WHICH SEATS WILL BE AVAILABLE?

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Travellers will be able to choose from 18 seats in Business Class, 68 in Extra Comfort and 192 in the Main Cabin. Find out what it’s like flying in Hawaiian Airlines’ Extra Comfort by clicking here.

As per standard Hawaiian Airlines check-in rules, guests will have baggage allowance of 64kg per person (2x23kg bags). They’ll also receive free entertainment, drinks and meals.

 

WHY IS THE AIRLINE FOCUSED ON BRISBANE?

Hawaiian Airlines isn’t necessarily focused on Brisbane, but “strong demand” has prompted the airline to boost services, Andrew Stanbury said.

The Regional Director Australia and New Zealand, noted significant uplift from Townsville, Cairns and Mackay as a result of the airline’s codeshare arrangement with Virgin Australia.

“Both factors made it an easy decision to boost capacity for the Queensland market during the peak school holiday period.”

Andrew Stanbury, Hawaiian Airlines Regional Director Australia New Zealand

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