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Hawaiian to return nonstop flights between California, Kauai

HONOLULU — In response to demand for travel to the Hawaiian Islands next summer, Hawaiian Airlines is bringing back its seasonal non-stop service between Oakland and Los Angeles, and Lihue and Kona beginning on May 20, airline officials stated in a press release.

Additionally, the airline is adding a second daily seasonal nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Maui that will start on June 11.

“It is never too early to start planning for summer travel, and these non-stop flights were so popular with our travelers this summer that we wanted to bring them back so that our guests can have more options and more flexibility when visiting the Hawaiian Islands,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We are proud to continue to support the visitor industries of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Island, and also offer our island residents direct access to the Bay Area and Southern California.”

The seasonal Oakland and Los Angeles services between the islands of Kauai and Hawaii will add nearly 110,000 air seats to both travel markets over 15 to 18 weeks of service, and will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in first class and 246 in the main cabin.

“We are excited to see the return of Hawaiian Airlines’ nonstop service between Los Angeles and Lihue, one of our top markets for visitor arrivals,” said Sue Kanaho, executive director of the Kauai Visitors Bureau. “Having the Oakland service also gives those in Northern California an option for non-stop service to Lihue. Direct flights to Kauai are the cornerstone to our visitor industry; we celebrate the return of Hawaiian Airlines seasonal service from Oakland and Los Angeles to Lihue, Kauai.”

With the addition of both seasonal services, both Lihue Airport and Kona International Airport will have a Hawaiian Airlines wide-body aircraft arriving every day of the week next summer.

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