SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San Jose, Calif., and Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, on March 27, 2011, and between Oakland, Calif., and Lihue beginning March 28, 2011. Fares for the new routes start at $179 each way for tickets purchased by July 9, 2010, and travel through May 17, 2011.
The new flights will complement the airline’s existing Hawaii service from San Jose and Oakland to Kahului, Maui, and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and new flights between Sacramento, Calif., and Kahului, which started in March of this year.
“The Hawaiian Islands are among the most popular leisure destinations that Alaska Airlines serves,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska’s vice president of marketing. “This winter we will have more than 100 flights a week to the four major islands from the U.S. West Coast. These new flights to the beautiful ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai will be a great addition to Alaska’s Hawaii service for our Bay Area customers.”
Summary of new service:
Start date City pair Departure Arrival Frequency
Mar 27 San Jose-Lihue 7:20 p.m. 9:59 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sun
Mar 27 Lihue-San Jose 9:20 a.m. 5:40 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sun
Mon, Wed, Fri,
Mar 28 Oakland-Lihue 7:20 p.m. 9:59 p.m. Sat
Mon, Wed, Fri,
Mar 28 Lihue-Oakland 9:20 a.m. 5:40 p.m. Sat
Times are based on local time zones.
The new Hawaii flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. Inflight service includes meals for purchase in the main cabin, complimentary meal service in First Class and Alaska Airlines’ digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.