SEATTLE, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service between San Jose, Calif., and Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, on Sunday, March 27, and between Oakland, Calif., and Lihue beginning March 28. The San Jose flights will operate three times weekly and the Oakland flights will operate four times weekly.
The new service complements the airline's existing Hawaii flights from San Jose and Oakland to Kahului, Maui, and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
"These new flights to the beautiful 'Garden Isle' of Kauai will be a great addition to Alaska's Hawaii service for our Bay Area customers," said Joe Sprague, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "The San Jose and Oakland airports are, indeed, convenient alternatives for Bay Area travelers flying to the Islands."
With the new service, Alaska Airlines now offers 105 weekly round-trip flights from the U.S. mainland and state of Alaska to Hawaii.
Summary of new service:
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Times are based on local time zones.
Flights are available for booking today at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).
Alaska Airlines Vacations offers affordable Hawaiian package deals to Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, and optional ground transportation, tours and sightseeing activities. Call Alaska Airlines Vacations at 1-800-468-2248 or visit www.alaskaair.com/vacations.
Hawaii flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. Inflight service includes meals for purchase in the main cabin, complimentary meal service in first class and Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines