Alaska Airlines inaugurates service from Seattle to Kona


SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines today will inaugurate daily, year-round service between Seattle and Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. The new flights will provide convenient connections to travelers in other cities served by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air throughout the Pacific Northwest and state of Alaska.

Flights from Seattle will depart daily at 8:40 am Pacific time and arrive at 1 pm Hawaii time at Kona International Airport. Return flights will depart at 2 pm Hawaii time and arrive at 9:40 pm Pacific time.

“Kona is now the fourth destination that Alaska Airlines serves in Hawaii,” said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska Airlines’ executive vice president of flight and marketing. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our customers onboard Alaska Airlines to discover another of the unique and beautiful Hawaiian Islands.”

George Applegate, executive director for Big Island Visitors Bureau, said travelers are attracted to the Big Island because of its diverse beauty. “The fiery lava of Kilauea volcano, stargazing atop the high-altitude slopes of Mauna Kea, and the warm ocean that surrounds the Big Island are some of the reasons travelers choose to explore this special Hawaiian destination. We are looking forward to welcoming the passengers of Alaska Airlines to our beautiful home,” Applegate said.