SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines announced today it is expanding service from the Bay Area to Hawaii, with daily flights between both Oakland and San Jose, Calif., and Kahului, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, starting June 5, 2011. The airline currently operates four weekly flights between Oakland and Maui and three weekly flights between San Jose and Maui. With the increase to daily service, Alaska Airlines will offer 35 flights a week from the Bay Area and Sacramento, Calif., to Hawaii.
At the same time, the carrier is discontinuing service between San Jose, Calif., and Austin, Texas, effective May 6, 2011. Alaska will continue its nonstop daily service between Seattle and Austin.
“We wanted to align our San Jose and Bay Area service with our overall West Coast strategy,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “We’re very committed to the Bay Area and expanding our Maui service to daily flights is a great benefit for our customers.”
Summary of new service:
All times based on local time zones.
The new flights will be 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 beverages and meal service. Customers in the main cabin are offered complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a Mai Tai or POG juice, as well as a Hawaiian-themed meal-for-purchase option for $6.
Inflight service also includes Alaska Airlines’ digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.