Thursday, February 16, 2012

Air Australia Grounds Flights To Hawaii

A couple of months ago we introduced you to a new face in the Australia to Hawaii market. Today Air Australia, formely known as Strategic Airlines grounded their entire fleet after being placed into bankruptcy. The airline began twice-weekly flights to Honolulu in December from both Brisbane and Melbourne.

Hawaiian Airlines is offering a $300 one-way fare for stranded Air Australia customers who now need passage home. The Hawaiian flight will be to and from Sydney only. Reservations will be available at Hawaiian Airlines’ call center (800) 367-5320 or at the Honolulu Airport beginning at 3 p.m. today. Passengers booking the fare will be asked to show their Air Australia ticket or itinerary when checking in.
This leaves the Australian to Hawaii market in the hands of Jetstar, Qantas and Hawaiian.

Link to Honolulu Star Advertiser Article

Link to Air Australia website for details on grounding