HONOLULU – October 25, 2011 - In response to strong consumer demand, Hawaiian Airlines is adding 107,000 new air seats annually from the Bay Area to Hawaii, with the upcoming transition to Airbus A330-200 service from San Francisco to Honolulu, and the launch of previously announced new flights to Maui from San José and Oakland.
Starting November 6, Hawaiian will upgrade its service between San Francisco and Honolulu with the introduction of the A330, its newest and largest aircraft, on its daily nonstop flights. Then, in January,
Hawaiian will give South Bay and East Bay travelers the opportunity to enjoy nonstop service to Maui in wide-body comfort with the launch of new flights from both San José and Oakland.
“Demand for our service to Hawaii from the Bay Area is growing and we are responding with more capacity and more choices,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO. “In a two-month period, Hawaiian will significantly improve air service to Hawaii for Bay Area travelers, first with the transition to our new A330 aircraft for San Francisco flights in November, followed by the introduction of nonstop wide-body service to Maui from Oakland and San José in January.”
Hawaiian’s transition from its 264-seat, wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing B767-300 aircraft to the 294-seat, wide-body, twin-aisle A330 aircraft will add nearly 11,000 seats annually from San Francisco to Honolulu, while also offering customers new features and amenities to make travel more enjoyable.
Economy Class customers will enjoy the A330’s comfortable new interior, increased legroom, and state-of-the-art, on-demand entertainment system with high-resolution LCD touch-screen monitors in each seatback to select from a wide variety of movies and video programs, audio channels and video games. Each system also includes a USB port allowing connectivity for personal media players. First Class customers on Hawaiian’s A330s also enjoy larger in-seat LCD screens and iPOD compatibility.
Hawaiian’s Flight #11 departs San Francisco International Airport daily at 9:05 a.m. and arrives at Honolulu International Airport at 12:20 p.m. The return Flight #12 departs Honolulu daily at 2:05 p.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 9:10 p.m.
Hawaiian’s new flights to Maui from the Bay Area will add more than 96,000 seats annually with the January launch of nonstop service three days weekly from San José (January 10), and four days weekly from Oakland (January 11).
Hawaiian will operate the Maui flights using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft seating up to 264 passengers and offering travelers of the routes unmatched comfort and spacious interiors.
Starting January 10, Hawaiian Flight #46 will depart Maui’s Kahului Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Mineta San José International Airport at 8:25 p.m. The return Flight #45 will depart San José on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8:10 a.m. and arrive at Maui at 11:45 a.m.
Starting January 11, Hawaiian Flight #24 will depart Maui’s Kahului Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Oakland International Airport at 8:25 p.m. The return Flight #23 will depart Oakland on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:10 a.m. and arrive at Maui at 11:40 a.m.
The new Bay Area-Maui flights are in addition to the daily nonstop wide-body flights that Hawaiian currently offers to Honolulu from both San José and Oakland.
Travelers on all of Hawaiian’s routes between the Bay Area and Hawaii enjoy the authenticity of its distinctive “Hawaii Flies With Us” inflight hospitality showcasing the people, culture and natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian is the only carrier serving Hawaii offering complimentary meals in Economy Class, and also the only carrier using wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft for all of its transpacific flights.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys byCondé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 82nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
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