Alaska Airlines announced today it will inaugurate three-times-weekly service between San Jose, California, and Kahului, Maui, beginning March 11, 2010, and four-times-weekly service between San Jose and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii starting March 12, 2010. The airline also announced it will offer daily flights between Sacramento, California, and Maui starting March 26, 2010.
This follows the airline’s launch of new service this week between Oakland, California, and Maui, and between Oakland and Kona.
“In just two years, Hawaii has become a major part of our route network,” said Steve Jarvis, Alaska’s vice president of marketing, sales, and customer experience. “With the new service we’re announcing today, Alaska Airlines will have 73 roundtrip flights a week serving the Hawaiian Islands, including 21 flights between Hawaii and the Bay Area and Sacramento. The low fares and Alaska Airlines Vacations packages we offer make Hawaii travel even more affordable.”
Alaska began service to Hawaii in October 2007. With these new markets, about 11 percent of Alaska Air Group’s capacity is now dedicated to Hawaii flying.