Sunquest launchesdirect flights on Saturday

LIHU’E —Sunquest, whose sister carrier SunTrips operates a San

Francisco-Lihu’e nonstop flight each Friday, has announced it will begin a

weekly, nonstop flight from Los Angeles beginning this Saturday, April


United Airlines has daily nonstop service between Lihu’e and Los

Angeles, and Saturday and Sunday nonstop service between Lihu’e and San


The new service brings to 11 the total of weekly nonstop flights

from California to Lihu’e Airport.

Sunquest’s new service, aboard a

379-passenger DC-10 jet, will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 8:15

a.m. each Saturday, and arrive at Lihu’e at 10:45 a.m.

The return flight

leaves Lihu’e at 11:45 a.m., stops in Honolulu, then continues to Los Angeles,

arriving there at 10:45 p.m. Sue Kanoho, executive director of the Kaua’i

Visitors Bureau, had hoped the Sunquest Los Angeles-Lihu’e service would have

started earlier this year, but is happy it’s happening now.

“We are very

excited about this additional nonstop flight being offered by Sunquest to

Kaua’i,” she said.

“An early Saturday morning flight nonstop to Kaua’i will

make it even easier for our West Coast guests to visit our


SunTrips, another brand of the North American Leisure Group,

brings in a charter flight from San Francisco each Friday morning.

SkyserviceUSA is the charter.

Owned by Airtours, the largest air-inclusive

tour operator in the world, SunTrips and Sunquest form a key part of Airtours’

North American Leisure Group.


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