Hawaiian Airlines announced Tuesday that the company will file an application to provide non-stop service between Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and Kona International Airport on the Big Island.
The company is utilizing operating slots at the Haneda airport being returned by American Airlines later this year.
Hawaiian Airlines will file its application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday, proposing daily service using its A330 aircraft.
Hawaiian Airlines has been connecting Hawaii and Japan since November 2010, when it launched daily service between Haneda and Honolulu.
The airline followed with service between Honolulu and Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Sendai.
Kona has been without a non-stop flight from Japan since October 29, 2010, when Japan Airlines discontinued direct service to West Hawaii from Narita International Airport.
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