HONOLULU – June 18, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines has begun offering nonstop daily flights between San Diego and Maui for the first time since 2008, adding another boost in summer air seats to the island’s economy.

 

“We’re very pleased to again be offering the convenience of nonstop flights between San Diego and Maui and are supporting this service with some great airfares that will help stimulate demand for Maui’s visitor industry,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president for marketing and sales.

 

Hawaiian has designed the flight schedule to make Maui especially appealing to travelers from San Diego, allowing them to enjoy a first afternoon upon arrival along with a full day on the island before returning home. Flight #37 departs San Diego daily at 10:35 a.m. and arrives on Maui at 1:05 p.m. Return Flight #38 departs Maui daily at 10:30 p.m. and arrives in San Diego the following morning at 6:35 a.m.

 

Hawaiian is using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft seating up to 264 passengers to operate the San Diego-Maui flight. To help get their Maui vacation started right away, 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.

 

Hawaiian is offering the San Diego-Maui flight daily through August 24, 2010, adding a total of 18,000 new air seats to Maui’s peak summer travel season. This is in addition to the more than 24,000 seats for summer added by Hawaiian’s new Oakland-Maui service launched on June 4.

 

Tickets can be booked online at www.

HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at (800) 367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.

 

 

About Hawaiian Airlines

 

Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2009 in the 20

th 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 www.HawaiianAirlines.com.