Recognizing the strength of visitor demand for vacations to the Garden Isle, Hawaiian Airlines will increase travel options between Kaua’i and California during the summer of 2016.
Daily service between Lihu’e and Oakland and Los Angeles will take place during the peak travel months from mid-June through September.
Additionally, Hawaiian will reinstate non-stop service to Kona from both Oakland and Los Angeles as part of the airline’s popular seasonal routes.
“Next summer will mark Hawaiian’s third year offering more options to our guests during the peak travel period,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Thanks to the robust demand from West Coast travelers, we are pleased to build on the success of our seasonal routes by introducing daily service from California to Kaua’i.”
Beginning May 27, the airline will offer three-times weekly service from Oakland to both Lihu’e and Kona, four-times weekly service from Los Angeles to Kona, and increase its regular nonstop service between Los Angeles and Lihu’e to four-times weekly. From mid-June through Sept. 5, service to Kaua’i from both Oakland and Los Angeles will be offered daily.
The seasonal Oakland and Los Angeles service to the islands of Kaua’i and Hawai’i will add nearly 74,000 air seats to these travel markets over 14 weeks of service. The flights to Kona will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330 aircraft, seating 294 passengers in a three-class cabin, with 18 in First Class, 40 in Extra Comfort and 236 in the Main Cabin. Flights to Lihu’e will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in First Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.
With the addition of both seasonal services, both Lihu’e Airport and Kona International Airport will have a Hawaiian Airlines wide-body aircraft arriving every day of the week next summer.