HONOLULU, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Hawaiian Airlines will offer twice-daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Maui to answer growing demand during next summer's peak travel period.
Hawaiian is adding 34,000 air seats to Maui's travel market over 10 weeks of service. The summer flights answer the popular call for a 'Magic Isle' vacation by southern California travelers. They also capitalize on new convenient connections to Hawai'i from other cities on the U.S. mainland through Hawaiian's growing national service network with airline partners.
Peter Ingram, Hawaiian's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said, "We're doubling our Maui summer service to give Los Angeles-area residents another option to book their vacation, and make it easier for people in other parts of the country to come and experience one of Hawai'i's favorite islands for visitors.
"We're pleased to be supporting Maui's visitor industry with this expanded peak season service and offering island residents another schedule option."
Ingram added that Hawaiian's Maui hub, established earlier this year, offers an alternative connecting point for travel to Hawai'i's other islands with its expanded neighbor island flight schedule.
Flight Schedule and Ticketing
Tickets went on sale today for Hawaiian's Los-Angeles-Maui service. The first daily flight will be offered June 13 through August 25, 2013, with Flight HA 33 departing Los Angeles International Airport daily at 10:00 a.m. and arriving at Maui's Kahului Airport at 12:25 p.m. The return Flight HA 34 departs Maui daily at 1:55 p.m. and arrives in Los Angeles at 10:05 p.m.
Hawaiian's second daily flight will be offered from June 20 through August 14, 2013, with Flight HA 55 departing Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m. and arriving on Maui at 3:55 p.m. The return Flight HA 56 will depart Maui at 10:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles the following morning at 6:10 a.m.
Both LA-Maui daily flights will offer the comfort and roominess of Hawaiian's wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in First Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.
Adding to the enjoyment of the Maui travel experience on Hawaiian is the carrier's signature onboard hospitality program, 'Mea Ho'okipa' (translation: I am host). Travelers will enjoy island-style complimentary meals and made-in-Hawai'i snacks to go along with Hawaiian's engaging presentation of the islands' culture, people and Aloha Spirit throughout the flight.
Tickets can be purchased online at Hawaiian's website, www.HawaiianAirlines.com or by calling its reservations department toll-free at (800) 367-5320.
Customers can also book their airfare as part of the Hawaiian Airlines Vacation Packages offered online (www.HawaiianAirlines.com/Vacation-Packages) and take advantage of cost-saving options for hotels and car rentals on Maui, as well as on O'ahu, Kaua'i, and Hawai'i Island.
Earlier this year, Hawaiian established code share agreements with JetBlue Airways and Virgin America that extends its service reach to a growing list of major cities nationwide. These partnerships allow the customers of each carrier to earn and redeem mileage on the other carrier and provide the convenience of single-ticket, one-stop check-in and seamless flight connections for itineraries involving both carriers.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand (March 13, 2013) and Taipei, Taiwan (July 2013). Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
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