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Monday, 4th April 2011
In Japan Travel News,

Hawaiian Airlines to press ahead with Japan plans

A new flight route from Hawaii to Osaka will go ahead as planned in July, while there will be no reductions on flights to Tokyo, a major airline has announced.

Hawaiian Airlines said that it would be sticking with its plans, despite the disruption caused by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.

The airline said that it was committed to helping Japan rebuild its tourism industry by keeping up the regularity of its flights.

While other airlines have reduced services or pulled out altogether, Hawaiian has said that its traffic volumes into the country have been less severely affected than it had expected.

Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines, said: "Discussions with our travel partners in Japan indicate that while a downturn is currently upon us, they expect a recovery in bookings after a short interval."

Daily flights from Honolulu to Osaka will be launched on July 12th, as the company announced in February.

Written by Susan Ballion

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