Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Governor Lingle announces direct China-Hawaii fights for Chinese New Year
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 8209 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

SPECIAL CHINA-HAWAI‘I FLIGHTS PLANNED FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today that the leading tour operator in China, China Youth Travel Services Holding (CYTS), intends to offer special flights that will bring visitors from China to Hawai‘i for the celebration of the 2011 Chinese New Year. 

“CYTS Hawai‘i Special Flights are the first flights offered by an independent operator to one destination,” Mr. Gao Zhiquan, vice president of China Youth Travel Services Holding stated during a news conference in Beijing yesterday.  “Hawai‘i Special Flights mean special services to every traveler.” 

“The special flights over the Chinese New Year holiday will help in our continuing efforts to increase demand for Chinese visitors to Hawai‘i,” said Governor Lingle.

The CYTS Hawai‘i Special Flight route will be between Beijing, Shanghai and Honolulu and will have a combination of group and free and independent (FIT) travelers.  The flights will depart Beijing on January 30 and February 4, 2011. 

Discussions between the State, tourism officials and CYTS about special flights to Hawai‘i began earlier this year.  They continued during Hawai‘i Week at the World Expo in Shanghai in June and accelerated over the past several months. The State of Hawai‘i office in Beijing and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority office in China, Hawai‘i Tourism China, are working with CYTS to ensure the flights are successful.

CYTS has partnered with China Eastern Airlines which will utilize Airbus 340-300 aircraft for the Hawai‘i Special Flights, pending U.S. Department of Transportation approval.  Governor Lingle sent a letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday expressing strong support for China Eastern’s application for charter service to Honolulu. 

Information about the Hawai‘i Special Flights has been posted on CYTS website: www.aoyou.com (in Chinese).

####

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Moms for Liberty

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT