Today, Air Canada rouge launches its first flights to the Hawaiian Islands, providing additional access for visitors from our core North America market.
The first flight from Vancouver to Honolulu is scheduled to arrive today at 9:40 p.m. with air seat capacity of up to 280 passengers. Air Canada rouge will also establish a Vancouver to Kahului flight which will commence in December. These two routes will operate daily during the peak winter months from November 2014 through April 2015. A Toronto to Honolulu route will also launch in December and operate twice weekly. This new route for Hawaii will provide access from Canada’s third largest market area. These three routes are anticipated to generate an estimated $57 million in visitor expenditures or $6 million in tax revenue for the state, during the winter period.
Interim Hawaii Tourism Authority Ronald Williams, commented, “As we look to reaching a record 11.1 million air seats in 2015, we will continue to work with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and our industry partners to ensure there is sufficient demand to sustain these seats.”