Hawaiian Airlines says the company is answering growing demand and giving San Francisco Bay Area travelers more options, more flexibility and more of a reason to visit the Hawaiian islands with an expanded schedule and new direct flights into two other islands.
Beginning January 5, 2014, Hawaiian Airlines will offer daily service between Oakland and Honolulu, increasing its flights from four times a week, boosting total air seats to O'ahu by 75 percent.
Daily service between Oakland and Kahului, Maui will continue as scheduled. In addition, Hawaiian Airlines will start new annual summer service between Oakland and Lihu'e, Kaua'i three times a week, and Oakland and Kona, Big Island four times a week starting in 2014 from June 14 to August 15, adding a total of 18,200 seats to both island travel markets over 10 weeks of service.
"We want to give travelers in the greater Bay Area even more reason to start dreaming about getting away to our beautiful islands and all there is to enjoy," said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. "We are also pleased to support Kaua'i and Hawai'i Island's
visitor industries during peak summer season starting next year and also offer our island residents convenient, direct service to the Bay Area."
"This is great news to see Hawaiian schedule a direct mainland flight from Lihu'e. It gives residents and visitors another option and is an indication of our continued economic recovery. We thank Hawaiian for its commitment to Kaua‘i and look forward to more direct flights in the future," said Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho.
The new expanded schedule and service allows Bay Area travelers the option of a dual-destination vacation with a free stopover on O'ahu before continuing on to Hawaiian Airlines' South Pacific gateways, such as Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland.
South Pacific travelers can also connect in Honolulu to enjoy a few nights in the islands before heading to the San Francisco Bay Area through Oakland, the convenient, centrally located gateway to everything the Bay Area has to offer, such as Napa Valley’s finest restaurants and wineries.
Daily service between Oakland and Honolulu will commence on January 5, 2014. Additional flights on the route may also be available in early December 2013 based on aircraft availability. Maui’s daily service between Oakland and Kahului will continue with slightly adjusted times below beginning in January.
> HA 48 - HNL-OAK - Departs HNL at 2:20 p.m. - Arrives at OAK at 9:35 p.m. - Daily - Starting Jan. 5, 2014
> HA 47 - OAK-HNL - Departs OAK at 9:30 a.m. - Arrives at HNL at 12:50 p.m. - Daily - Starting Jan. 6, 2014
> HA 24 - OGG-OAK - Departs OGG at 1 p.m. - Arrives at OAK at 8:05 p.m. - Daily - Starting Jan. 1, 2014
> HA 23 - OAK-OGG - Departs OAK at 8:20 a.m. - Arrives at OGG at 11:40 a.m. - Daily - Starting Jan. 1. 2014
The seasonal summer service between Oakland and the Big Island and Kaua'i will operate for 10 weeks until Aug. 15, 2014 and will resume the following year.
> HA 66 - KOA-OAK - Departs KOA at 12:05 p.m. - Arrives at OAK at 8:15 p.m. - Mon., Wed. Fri., Sat. - Starting June 13, 2014
> HA 65 - OAK-KOA - Departs OAK at 8 a.m. - Arrives at KOA at 10:35 a.m.- Mon., Wed. Fri., Sat. - Starting June 14, 2014
> HA 68 - LIH-OAK - Departs LIH at 12:15 p.m. - Arrives at OAK at 8:30 p.m. - Sun. Tues., Thurs. - Starting June, 15, 2014
> HA 67 - OAK-LIH - Departs OAK at 8 a.m. - Arrives at LIH at 10:45 a.m. - Sun. Tues., Thurs. - Starting June, 15, 2014