HONOLULU – June 05, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines today completed the launch of its first-ever, nonstop daily flights between Oakland and Maui, adding a significant boost in air seats this summer from the East Bay for Maui’s visitor industry.
“Travel demand is strong for Maui and we’re proud to be providing these summer flights in support of Maui’s visitor industry and the island’s economy,” said Glenn Taniguchi, senior vice president for marketing and sales. “We are offering some great airfares and travel packages throughout summer to boost interest in a special Maui vacation experience.”
Hawaiian designed its Oakland-Maui flight schedule to make it especially appealing to East Bay travelers, allowing them to enjoy a first Maui afternoon upon arrival, along with a full day on island before departing for home.
Flight #23 departs Oakland daily at 12:20 p.m. and arrives on Maui at 2:20 p.m. Return Flight #24 departs Maui daily at 9:35 p.m. and arrives in Oakland the following morning at 5:30 a.m.
Hawaiian is operating the Oakland-Maui flight with its wide-body Boeing 767-300 aircraft that seats up to 264 passengers. To make the Maui experience even more enjoyable, passengers are treated to the hospitality of Hawaiian’s distinctive and award-winning “Hawaii Starts Here” onboard service, showcasing the culture, music, natural beauty, and people of Hawaii throughout the flight.
Hawaiian is offering the Oakland-Maui flight daily through September 6, 2010, adding more than 24,000 new seats to Maui’s peak summer travel season.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20th annual Airline Quality Rating study, having earned that distinction in three of the past four years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii.
Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more than 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.