HONOLULU - October 17, 2013 - Hawaiian Airlines will offer first-ever non-stop service between Los Angeles and the islands of Kaua'i and Hawai'i, in response to growing demand during next summer's peak travel period.
New annual summer service will commence between Los Angeles and Lihu'e, Kaua'i four times a week, and Los Angeles and Kona, Hawai'i Island three times a week starting in 2014 from June 26 to September 19. The new service will add more than 22,000 seats to both island travel markets over 12 weeks of service, and complements the new Oakland service that will also start next summer with direct flights to Lihu'e and Kona for 10 weeks.
"We are offering more options for Southern California travelers to book their vacation and experience Hawai'i's Big Island and Garden Isle," said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. "We are pleased to be supporting both Kaua'i and Big Island's visitor industries with this new summer service and offering island residents direct access to Los Angeles."
The new Los Angeles service will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines' wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. With the addition of the service, both Lihu'e Airport and Kona International Airport will have a Hawaiian Airlines wide-body aircraft arriving every day of the week next summer.
| Flight || Route || Departs || Arrives || Frequency || Start Date |
| HA 62 || KOA-LAX || 12:40 p.m. || 9:05 p.m. || Tues, Thurs, Sun || June 26, 2014 |
| HA 61 || LAX-KOA || 8:00 a.m. || 10:55 a.m. || Tues, Thurs, Sun || June 29, 2014 |
| HA 64 || LIH-LAX || 12:40 p.m. || 9:15 p.m. || Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat || June 27, 2014 |
| HA 63 || LAX-LIH || 8:00 a.m. || 11:10 a.m. || Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat || June 27, 2014 |
Hawaiian Airlines is the only carrier serving Hawai'i to offer complimentary meals in Economy Class. In addition, travelers flying between Los Angeles and Kaua'i and Hawai'i, the Big Island can relax and enjoy the comfort and roominess of Hawaiian Airlines' wide-body, twin-aisle B767 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 travel experience on Hawaiian Airlines 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 Airlines' engaging presentation of the islands' culture, people and Aloha Spirit throughout the flight.
Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.HawaiianAirlines.com or by calling Hawaiian Airlines' reservations department toll-free at (800) 367-5320.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé 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 non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New non-stop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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