Comfortable Wide-Body Flights Begin October 1
HONOLULU –- Hawaiian Airlines, which has served the Bay Area for many years, today announced that it will inaugurate daily nonstop service between Honolulu and San Jose on October 1, 2005. The new service will be on Hawaiian's comfortable fleet of wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft.
“San Jose is the largest community in the Bay Area,” said Joshua Gotbaum, trustee for Hawaiian Airlines. “Now its residents will be able to get the best airline to Hawaii without having to fight the traffic to the City.”
Hawaiian's new Flight 45 will depart the Mineta San Jose International Airport at 9:20 a.m. local time and arrive in Honolulu at 11:45 a.m. This will allow travelers time to be on the beach in the afternoon or catch convenient flights to the other Hawaiian Islands. The return Flight 44 will depart Honolulu at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in San Jose at 9:40 p.m.
“We are pleased to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to serve the people and businesses of San Jose,” said Ron Gonzales, Mayor of San Jose. “Hawaiian's new service is an excellent addition for our airport and region, and I know it will become a popular service because of Hawaiian's solid reputation and attractive convenience.”
San Jose will be Hawaiian's 5th gateway city in California. It currently provides daily wide-body service to Hawaii from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines, the nation's number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Readers of two prominent national travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, have both rated Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii in their most recent rankings, and the fifth best domestic airline overall.
Celebrating its 76th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii'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. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee in May 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no responsibility for the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline. Additional information is available at www.HawaiianAir.com.