by Michael C. Lowe | April 17, 2013

 Hawaiian Airlines announced it would begin service between Honolulu and Beijing next April, pending approvals by U.S. and Chinese regulatory agencies. This service, which will operate three times each week using a 294-seat A330 aircraft, is the carrier's first to China and tenth new international destination since November 2010. The Hawai'i Tourism Authority estimates the new routes will generate $81 million in annual visitor expenditures and $8.47 million in tax revenue for the state. The airline also announced that it would discontinue its underperforming nonstop Manila service this August. For travelers booked with Hawaiian past August, the airline will make arrangements with other carriers serving the Philippines' capital.