With the first of its new fleet of long range,
wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft arriving in April 2010,
Hawaiian Airlines will expand its service from Hawaii’s largest
visitor markets for the summer peak travel season with the
addition of three daily flights to Hawaii from California.
Hawaiian will put the first
two of its new A330 aircraft into service on the Los
Angeles-Honolulu route starting in June.
Hawaiian is also adding two
daily nonstop flights to Maui – one from Oakland and the other
from San Diego – as well as another daily flight between Los
Angeles and Honolulu, beginning June 17, 2010.
Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “The arrival of the first of
our new long range Airbus aircraft gives us the opportunity to
expand our service from Hawaii’s largest visitor market when
travel demand is at its highest.”
The new daily flight between
Oakland and Maui is a first for Hawaiian. Flight #23 will depart
Oakland daily at 12:20 p.m. and arrive in Maui at 2:20 p.m. Return
Flight #24 will depart Maui daily at 9:35 p.m. and arrive in
Oakland the following morning at 5:30 a.m. The new flight runs
through September 6, 2010.
Hawaiian will also offer daily
service between San Diego and Maui for the first time since summer
2008. Flight #37 will depart San Diego daily at 10:35 a.m. and
arrive in Maui at 1:05 p.m. Return Flight #38 will depart Maui
at 10:30 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 6:35 a.m. the following
morning. The new seasonal service concludes August 24, 2010.
Hawaiian will supplement its daily Los Angeles-Honolulu service
with a new flight using the wide-body, twin-aisle A330-200
aircraft, which seats 294 passengers – 30 more seats than the
Boeing 767-300 – in a two-class configuration. Flight #3 will
depart Los Angeles daily at 10:45 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu
at 1:15 p.m. Return Flight #4 will depart Honolulu daily at 10:30
p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles the following morning at 6:55
a.m. The extra flight runs through September 6, 2010.
three A330-200 aircraft are being leased and will join the fleet
starting next April. In addition, Hawaiian has signed a
purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire six wide-body A330-200
aircraft (starting in 2012) and six
aircraft (starting in 2017), as well as purchase rights for an
additional six aircraft of each model.
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