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ANA to restart superjumbo 'sea turtle' flights to Hawaii in July

As Honolulu bookings soar, Japanese airline's A380s will make regular trips

An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet operated by ANA is emblazoned with a sea turtle design in homage to Hawaii. (Photo by Shuntaro Fukutomi)

TOKYO -- Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways is restoring the world's largest passenger planes for its connection to Hawaii starting in July, after the double-decker jets stopped regular flights more than two years ago.

The Airbus A380s will resume service from Narita International Airport near Tokyo to Honolulu, ANA President and CEO Shinichi Inoue told reporters Friday. The planes will depart twice weekly, on Fridays and Saturdays, July 1 through Oct. 29.

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