The big news this week for the Hawaii travel industry was the fact that Hawaiian Airlines announced that beginning next year they will launch non stop service to and from New York to Hawaii. This is really big news as this will be the first time Hawaiian Airlines has offered service to the East Coast. Hawaiian Airlines has been more focused on the West Coast, Asia (Japan and Korea) and Australia. The other thing that I found amazing from this announcement is the fact that the flights will be non stop. Hawaiian Airlines has purchased new larger jets that will be able to accommodate these longer flights. As a special to promote this new service Hawaiian offered discounted rates of $200 each way for travel in the month of June. As you can imagine this deal sold out in a matter of hours. Hawaiian Airlines has always been one of my favorite airline carriers and I’ve only used them only lately to get to the mainland. With Hawaiian offering these new flights you can only imagine them expanding upon it and later on offering more East Coast cities. The Hawaii travel industry is always open to new ways to bring in more travelers to Hawaii and I imagine that Hawaiian will have a lot of success from this.