Alaska Airlines launches new service to Big Island of Hawaii


SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines launches new seasonal service today between Portland, Ore., and Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. The new flights are in addition to the airline’s existing service from Portland to Kahului, Maui, and Honolulu.

Summary of new Portland-Kona service:

City pair

Nov 12-Apr 9
5:40 p.m.
9:50 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Nov 12-Apr 9
9:25 a.m.
5 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

All times are based on local time zones.

The new flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights to Hawaii offer Hawaiian-themed beverage and meal service. Customers traveling to Hawaii are offered complimentary “Hula Blend” coffee, custom designed for Alaska Airlines by Seattle’s Best Coffee, and exotic Hawaiian-themed meals-for-purchase in the main cabin for $6 or $7. Customers in the main cabin also receive complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a Mai Tai or passion-orange-guava juice.

With the new Portland-Kona service, Alaska Airlines offers 101 nonstop flights a week to four islands in Hawaii from Anchorage, Alaska, and six West Coast destinations.