HONOLULU – September 06, 2011 - Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its Bay Area service to the beautiful island of Maui, with the company’s first-ever launch of nonstop flights from San José, three days weekly, starting January 2012.
Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, noted, “We know how popular Maui is for South Bay residents so our new nonstop service from San José will let them make the most of their vacation, while relaxing with the best, most enjoyable inflight experience offered to Hawaii. Our special low introductory fares make this a particularly good time to save money and plan that winter vacation to Maui.”
Hawaiian will operate the San José – Maui flights using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft, offering travelers of the route unmatched comfort and spacious interiors. Highlighting the flight experience is Hawaiian’s award-winning “Hawaii Flies With Us” inflight hospitality program, which treats passengers to the islands’ diversity of culture, people and natural beauty throughout the trip.
San José – Maui Schedule
Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Hawaiian Flight 46 will depart Maui’s Kahului Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Mineta San José International Airport at 8:25 p.m. Return Flight 45 will depart San José on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8:10 a.m. and arrive at Maui at 11:45 a.m.
Special Introductory Fares
To celebrate the launch of its San José – Maui service, Hawaiian is offering a special introductory roundtrip fare of $298.40 (plus applicable fees) for travel between January 10 and March 14, 2012. Tickets must be purchased by September 14, 2011.
Convenient Kona Connection
Hawaiian’s San José-Maui flight is also giving South Bay travelers a convenient alternative to visit Kona on Hawaii Island. In conjunction with its special introductory fare, Hawaiian is offering Kona-bound travelers the cost-saving option of flying to Kona via a flight connection on Maui at no extra charge. Hawaiian also offers convenient flight connections from Maui to Honolulu, Lihue, Kauai, and Hilo on Hawaii Island at regular rates.
Reservations can be made online at HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian toll-free at (800) 367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.
Hawaiian’s B767 aircraft comfortably seats up to 264 passengers, 18 seats in First Class and the rest in Economy Class, with 86 percent of passengers having a window or aisle seat. Along with the enjoyment of its roomy aircraft interiors and distinctive inflight hospitality, Hawaiian is the only carrier serving Hawaii offering complimentary meals in Economy Class, and using wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft for all of its flights.
Last week, Hawaiian announced the introduction of nonstop service, four days weekly, between Oakland and Maui, also starting in January 2012.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys byCondé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.
Now in its 82nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is 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 South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 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 www.HawaiianAirlines.com.