Hawaiian Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, three times weekly starting November 27.
Hawaiian will become the only U.S. carrier to operate service to Brisbane.
Adding Brisbane service will increase Hawaiian's weekly flights between Honolulu and Australia to 10, with daily services already operating to Australia's largest city, Sydney.
President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said Brisbane would serve not only as the airline's second gateway to Australia, but also as an important new source of tourism to Hawaii.
"Australians love Hawaii as a holiday destination, and visitor numbers have grown steadily since Hawaiian inaugurated service on the Sydney-Honolulu route in 2004," Dunkerley said. "That service reawakened Australian awareness and interest in Hawaii, which had been under-served for over a decade."
Hawaiian's Brisbane service will add more than 40,000 seats annually between Australia and Hawaii, and will increase its total seat numbers from Australia by 38 percent.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates that Hawaiian's Brisbane-Honolulu service will generate $83 million in visitor expenditures and $9 million in tax revenue annually for Hawaii.
Centrally located on Australia's East Coast, Brisbane is the capital city of the State of Queensland, home of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, world heritage listed rainforests, iconic outback locations and the renowned leisure regions of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Brisbane is also a key hub for onward travel throughout Australia, and Hawaiian's new flights will be timed to connect with same-day services throughout Queensland and to other states, through a partnership with Virgin Australia.
Ticket sales for the new service will start at a date to be announced.