Hawaiian Airlines announced it has removed two seasonal summer flights between the Bay Area and Hawai‘i from its schedule and deferred another due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of the carrier’s new Airbus A321neo fleet.
Hawaiian will no longer offer a previously announced extra flight between San Francisco and Honolulu as a summer addition to its regular year-round service, and will not operate a flight between Oakland and Kona for the time being. Service between Oakland and Lihu’e, originally scheduled to commence April 11, will be deferred until July 15.
The airline said passengers already booked on these flights will be re-accommodated on other Hawaiian Airlines flights from the Bay Area to their final destination.
“We know how popular our seasonal summer flights have become, and we regret being unable to provide the full scope of services we had hoped to offer out of the Bay Area,” said Brent Overbeek, Hawaiian’s vice president for revenue management and network planning. “In spite of these changes, we continue to be the top carrier among Bay Area travelers visiting our islands and look forward to welcoming our guests onboard this summer.”
Hawaiian Airlines took delivery of its first A321neo in November 2017 and it began flying the plane on its Kahului to Oakland route in January. It has ordered 18 of the new aircraft from Airbus, but many deliveries have been delayed because of problems with the engines, manufactured by Pratt & Whitney.