Nonstop Service Added Three Days Weekly, Daily During Summer
HONOLULU, January 8, 2003 -- Hawaiian Airlines today enhanced its service between Honolulu and Las Vegas with the start of new scheduled nonstop widebody service on the route.
A ceremony was held in Las Vegas prior to departure, featuring a traditional Hawaiian blessing by a kahu (priest) and passengers being entertained with Hawaiian music and greeted with fresh flower lei. Upon arrival in Honolulu, passengers were again greeted with Hawaiian music and a fresh flower lei.
Hawaiian is providing nonstop service between Las Vegas and Honolulu three days a week — Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. On those days only, Flight 7 will depart McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 2:40 p.m. The return Flight 8 will depart Honolulu the same days at 10:35 p.m. and arrive in Las Vegas the following mornings at 6:10 a.m.
On the other four days of the week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday — Hawaiian's Las Vegas service will include a scheduled stopover in Ontario, California. Flight 33 will depart Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 4:45 p.m. The return Flight 34 will depart Honolulu the same days at 10:35 p.m. and arrive in Las Vegas the following mornings at 8:30 a.m.
Hawaiian will increase its schedule of nonstop flights to daily between June 13 and August 31, 2003. During this period, its one-stop service via Ontario will operate between Honolulu and Ontario only.
“Customer demand for our service between Honolulu and Las Vegas continues to be strong, so we're pleased to be adding the convenience of scheduled nonstop flights on our new widebody 767s,” said John B. Happ, Hawaiian's senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Hawaiian will operate the Las Vegas flights with its new Boeing 767-300ER widebody aircraft, which features the same roomy interior design as Boeing's most advanced long-range commercial aircraft. The twin-aisle, twin-jet B767 seats 252 passengers, 18 in First Class and 234 in Coach Class, featuring widebody comfort and the convenience of a 2-3-2 seating configuration that offers either window or aisle seating to 86 percent of the passengers onboard.
Starting today, Hawaiian also converted its previous one-stop service to Las Vegas via Los Angeles to a daily nonstop flight between Honolulu and Los Angeles only.
Founded in Honolulu 73 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline. The nation's 12th largest airline, it is also the second-largest provider of passenger service between the West Coast and Hawaii and offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland gateways than any other airline.
The airline has earned numerous international awards for service in recent years, including the 2001 Zagat Survey's award for Best Overall U.S. Airline in the Premier category, and the 2001 Diamond Award for In-Flight Service from Onboard Services magazine. Hawaiian was rated third highest in Travel & Leisure magazine's most recent ranking of the Top 10 U.S. Airlines.
Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available on the airline's Web site at www.HawaiianAir.com.