Previously Hawaiian Airlines have announced they will commence a thrice weekly service between Brisbane and Honolulu from November 27 2012.  This week the airline announced it will operate 18 extra flights during the northern spring/southern autumn of 2013.

Of the 18 additional flights, 10 will operate next March, with four in April, and four in May. The extra flights will add more than 4700 seats on the Australia-Hawaii travel market.

The 18 special flights will depart Honolulu in early afternoon, allowing travelers from Hawaiian’s North America gateways in Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Phoenix to begin their trip in the morning and make a seamless one-stop connection to Brisbane via Honolulu.

The 18 special flights are the newest initiative taken by Hawaiian to grow the Australia travel market. Hawaiian’s impending launch of scheduled service between Honolulu and Brisbane will bring to 10 its number of weekly departures from Australia, with daily flights from Sydney using 294-seat A330 aircraft and three flights weekly from Brisbane using 264-seat B767 aircraft. This is double the number of departures that Hawaiian offered last year at this time, when five flights weekly were offered from Sydney using B767 aircraft.

Hawaiian is launching scheduled service to Brisbane on November 27, with Flight HA 443 departing Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, crossing the international dateline, and landing in Brisbane at 4:00 p.m. the following day.

Beginning November 28, the return flight HA 444 will depart Brisbane at 6:35 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. the same day. for Hawaiian Airlines media release.