San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles to Get More Flights
HONOLULU, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to consumer demand and with four more Boeing 767-300 jets joining its fleet this fall, Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Amex: HA; PCX), today announced a significant expansion of its service to Hawaii from San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles (see schedule below).
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Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, commented, "Our fleet expansion is allowing us to better accommodate the strong demand for our wide-body service to Hawaii."
Hawaiian is recalling 22 furloughed pilots and -- having previously recalled all remaining furloughed flight attendants -- is hiring approximately 100 new flight attendants to support the added flying. "In addition to helping us spread our costs over a wider revenue base, this expansion allows us to bring back more of our furloughed employees, which is an important goal," Dunkerley added.
Hawaiian had the highest load factor of all airlines nationally in both 2004 and 2005, and has retained its standing as the industry leader in load factor through the first quarter of this year.
Starting September 6, Hawaiian is expanding its daily nonstop San Diego-Maui service from summer flights only to service year-round. On October 13, Hawaiian is increasing both its nonstop Seattle-Maui and Portland-Maui flights to daily service, resulting in seven new flights per week to Maui from the Pacific Northwest's gateway cities.
Beginning November 19, Hawaiian is adding four weekly flights to its nonstop Sacramento-Honolulu daily service increasing to 11 the total number of weekly flights. Also that day, Hawaiian is expanding its Seattle-Honolulu service with three additional flights per week, bringing to 10 the total number of weekly flights served on this route.
For summer 2007, Hawaiian is converting one of its Los Angeles-Honolulu flights from four flights weekly to daily service to accommodate peak summer travel demand and increase nonstop service of its most popular route to three flights daily.
Tickets for the new flights can be booked and purchased online at HawaiianAirlines.com, or by calling Hawaiian's reservations department at the toll-free number of 1-800-367-5320, or from Oahu at 838-1555.
SAN DIEGO-MAUI (effective September 6)
This service increases to daily flights year-round from its current summer-only schedule, which begins June 9.
FLIGHT DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DAYS HA 37 San Diego, CA - 8:50am Kahului, Maui - 11:20am DAILY HA 38 Kahului, Maui - 1:50pm San Diego, CA - 9:55pm DAILY SEATTLE-MAUI (effective October 13)
This service increases to daily flights year-round; it currently operates four times weekly.
FLIGHT DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DAYS HA 29 Seattle, WA - 10:15am Kahului, Maui - 1:05pm DAILY HA 30 Kahului, Maui - 2:35pm Seattle, WA - 11:00pm DAILY PORTLAND-MAUI (effective October 13)
This service increases to daily flights year-round; it currently operates three times weekly.
FLIGHT DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DAYS HA 39 Portland, OR - 9:50am Kahului, Maui - 12:20pm DAILY HA 40 Kahului, Maui - 12:50pm Portland, OR - 9:05pm DAILY SACRAMENTO-HONOLULU (effective November 19)
This flight operates four times weekly and will complement Hawaiian's existing daily service, increasing the total number of flights between Sacramento and Honolulu to 11 per week.
FLIGHT DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DAYS HA 47 Sacramento, CA - 10:35am Honolulu, HI - 1:55pm MO-TU-TH-SA HA 46 Honolulu, HI - 3:30pm Sacramento, CA - 10:35pm SU-MO-WE-FR SEATTLE-HONOLULU (effective November 19)
This flight operates three times weekly through May and will complement Hawaiian's existing daily service, bringing the total number of flights between Seattle and Honolulu to 10 per week.
FLIGHT DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DAYS HA 27 Seattle, WA - 11:30am Honolulu, HI - 3:25pm WE-FR-SU HA 28 Honolulu, HI - 10:15pm Seattle, WA - 5:50am TU-TH-SA LOS ANGELES-HONOLULU (effective Summer 2007)
This service increases to daily flights for the peak summer travel season; it currently operates four times weekly.
FLIGHT DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DAYS HA 3 Los Angeles, CA - 10:25am Honolulu, HI - 2:00pm DAILY HA 4 Honolulu, HI - 11:25pm Los Angeles, CA - 6:30am DAILY About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian was the nation's number one carrier for on-time service, fewest flight cancellations and best baggage service reliability in 2005, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer travel surveys conducted by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat all rank Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 77th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (nine), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Amex: HA; PCX). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
Keoni Wagner of Hawaiian Airlines,