Hawaiian Airlines is now flying nonstop to Boston.  It's inaugural flight took off from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday.
    
It's officially dubbed the longest domestic flight in the U.S., about 11.5 hours from Boston to Honolulu, and roughly 10 hours from Honolulu to Boston.

"We've always got a list of routes that we're looking at. Even when we started New York back in 2012, Boston was something that was in our imagination at that time," explained Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO. 

Seven years later, it's now a reality.

Hawaiian Airlines passengers stepped onboard the an Airbus A330 aircraft for the first outgoing flight to Boston just before 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

The airline is currently offering five round trip flights weekly.

"In the summertime we expect to pick that up and add a sixth flight.  I think over time, one of our goals is to grow the market.  We think it's a great opportunity to have a daily flight to Boston," said Ingram. 

Whether it's for business or pleasure, the additional flight allows more locals and visitors to fly to and from the East Coast. 

"It really allows us to attract another area.  We typically get more than 60,000 visitors from the Greater Boston area. So, it makes it even easier for those visitors to get to the islands," explained Hawaii Governor David Ige. 

Tickets have been on sale since Fall of last year, with current one-way prices as low as $300.

Hawaiian Airlines says it hopes to continue it's expansion to other locations on the East Coast in the future.