Hawaiian Airlines Adds Second Daily Round Trip Between San Francisco and Honolulu on June 1

HONOLULU, May 23, 2000 --- Now it's twice as easy for San Franciscans to get to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines. Beginning Thursday, June 1, Hawaiian Airlines will increase service to Honolulu from daily to twice daily departures from San Francisco International Airport.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 11 departs at 8:40 a.m., and arrives in Honolulu at 10:45 a.m. Hawaiian's new Flight 15 departs at 10:15 a.m. and arrives at 12:20 p.m., still in time for a day at the beach or an important meeting. Return flights are scheduled to depart after noon, so passengers won't have to get up at the crack of dawn or check out of their hotels before the sun is up.

Flight 12 departs from Honolulu at 12:30 p.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 8:20 p.m. Hawaiian's new Flight 16 departs at 1:45 p.m. and arrives at 9:35 p.m. Passengers will experience a sense of the Hawaiian Islands as soon as they step aboard Hawaiian Airlines' spacious widebody McDonnell Douglas DC-10 jets, the preferred way to fly to Hawaii.

Hawaiian's inflight service has won national and international awards for innovation and excellence in showcasing the sights, sounds, flavors and fragrances of the Islands.

In 1993, Hawaiian Airlines pioneered the inflight presentation of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, with the introduction of signature dishes from one notable Hawaii chef per quarter. The airline's expanded Hawaiian Island Chefs program for 2000 takes the concept to a new level with the year-round participation of renowned chefs from around the state.

Cuisine programs in both First Class and Coach are under the supervision of Beverly Gannon, chef-owner of Haliimaile General Store and Joe's Bar & Grill on Maui. Gannon is a founding member of the famed Hawaii Regional Cuisine Council, the group of culinary artists who began blending Asian and European cooking techniques with the freshest ingredients to be found in the Islands.

Beginning June 1, the Hawaiian Island Chefs program in the First Class Cabin will feature signature dishes by:
  • Teresa Gannon of Haliimaile General Store on Maui

  • Wayne Hirabayashi of Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Honolulu

  • D.K. Kodama of Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Honolulu and Maui

  • Jacqueline Lau of Hawaiian Island Chef on the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Founded in Honolulu in 1929, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline and the nation's 12th largest carrier. Hawaiian's all-jet fleet of McDonnell Douglas DC-9s provides award-winning service on more than 140 jet flights daily among the Islands of Hawaii. Hawaiian also operates widebody DC-10 aircraft between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Its DC-10 South Pacific service links Honolulu to American Samoa and Tahiti.

    Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available via the airline's Web site.