Fourth Daily LA - Honolulu Flight Also Added for Peak Summer Season
HONOLULU, January 24, 2002 -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today it is resuming its daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Maui as well as adding new daily nonstop service between San Francisco and Maui, both effective June 15, 2002. The company is also introducing a fourth daily flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu that will be seasonal service to accommodate summer peak travel demand, effective June 15 – September 2, 2002.
Starting June 15, Hawaiian will resume operation of Flight 5, departing LAX daily at 11:15 a.m. and arriving at Maui's Kahului Airport at 1:30 p.m. The return Flight 6 will depart Maui at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 11:00 p.m.
The new Flight 15 will depart San Francisco daily at 9:40 a.m. and arrive on Maui at 12:00 noon. The return Flight 14 will depart Maui at 1:25 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 9:35 p.m.
The new Maui flights will be operated with Hawaiian's state-of-the-art Boeing 767-300ER extended-range aircraft. The twin-aisle, twinjet Boeing 767-300ER will seat 252 passengers, 18 in First Class and 234 in Coach Class, offering wide-body comfort and the latest in passenger amenities.
With the added flights, Hawaiian will be up to three daily nonstop flights between key West Coast markets and Maui in time for the peak summer travel season. The company previously announced daily nonstop service between Seattle and Maui starting March 15. Hawaiian currently offers seven daily round trip flights between five West Coast gateways and Honolulu.
The new, seasonal Flight 17 will depart Los Angeles daily at 10:10 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 12:40 p.m. The return Flight 18 will depart Honolulu at 2:10 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 10:25 p.m. Hawaiian will operate this flight with 304-seat DC-10 aircraft.
Hawaiian currently has three new Boeing 767-300ER wide-body jets in service between Hawaii and the West Coast. The company is scheduled to completely replace its existing wide-body fleet of DC-10 aircraft operating transpacific routes between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland and points in the South Pacific with a total of 16 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft by 2003.
Hawaiian has already completely replaced its narrow-body fleet of aircraft operating flights between the islands of Hawaii with 13 new Boeing 717-200 aircraft.
Hawaiian had eliminated its nonstop daily service between Los Angeles and Maui on October 1, 2001, as part of its flight schedule reduction following September 11. The company has provided nonstop service between San Francisco and Maui previously, but only on a seasonal basis.
Founded in Honolulu 72 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's longest-serving and largest airline. The nation's 12th largest airline, it is also the second-largest provider of passenger service between the West Coast and Hawaii.
Hawaiian Airlines takes great pride in its innovative onboard service programs that highlight and promote the people and culture of Hawaii. The airline has earned numerous international awards for service in recent years, including the 2001 Zagat Survey's award for Best Overall U.S. Airline in the Premier category, and the 2001 Diamond Award for In-Flight Service from Onboard Services magazine. Hawaiian was also rated third highest in Travel & Leisure magazine's most recent ranking of the Top 10 U.S. Airlines.
Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines, including previously issued company news releases, is available on the airline's Web site at www.hawaiianair.com.