HONOLULU, October 24, 2000 -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA) will increase the frequency of its nonstop widebody DC-10 service between Maui and Los Angeles to daily, beginning October 29, 2000.
Hawaiian Airlines launched daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Kahului, Maui, in March 1999, with nonstop return flights from Maui to Los Angeles four times a week.
"Our Los Angeles-Maui service has really caught on with travelers," said John B. Happ, Hawaiian Airlines' Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales. "We are looking to make our service even more attractive by offering nonstop return flights daily, with the same convenient mid-afternoon departures from Maui."
Most flights aboard Hawaiian's DC-10-30 widebodies to and from Maui feature electronically controlled sleeper seats in First Class.
Hawaiian's Flight #5 departs Los Angeles daily at 9:50 a.m., and arrives at Kahului, Maui at 1:25 p.m. Flight #6 will depart from Kahului at 2:40 p.m. daily, arriving at Los Angeles at 9:45 p.m. Flight #6 will no longer serve Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Passengers traveling between Los Angeles and Kona's Keahole Airport can choose to fly nonstop to Honolulu or Maui and transfer at either airport for one of Hawaiian's convenient interisland flights.
Hawaii's first and largest airline, Hawaiian Airlines provides scheduled and charter air transportation of passengers, cargo and mail among the islands of Hawaii as well as between Hawaii and six West Coast gateway cities and two destinations in the South Pacific. The company offers daily scheduled nonstop service to Hawaii from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, with one-stop service over Los Angeles from Las Vegas. The company operates nonstop charter flights to Honolulu on a year-round basis from Las Vegas and Anchorage.
Hawaiian Airlines' inflight service has earned numerous international awards and Travel & Leisure magazine has rated Hawaiian Airlines as third in its 2000 rankings of the Top 10 Domestic Airlines.
Hawaiian, which serves more mainland gateways from Hawaii than any other airline, recently announced it would launch daily nonstop widebody flights between San Diego International Airport and Honolulu International Airport, commencing June 15, 2001.
Additional information about Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, may be accessed on the Internet at www.hawaiianair.com.