HONOLULU, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines is giving Bay Area travelers even more incentive for a Hawaii vacation this summer with an expanded flight schedule to its new Maui hub from Oakland and San Jose, and a $498 fare sale for round-trip flights and free connections to Kauai, Hawaii Island, and Honolulu.
"Summer is just around the corner and we wanted to give travelers in the East Bay and South Bay even more reason to start dreaming about getting away to our beautiful islands and all there is to enjoy," said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian's senior vice president of marketing and sales. "We're adding lots of flights in the heart of summer to make Hawaii more accessible to book a vacation."
Expanded Maui Schedule from Oakland, San JoseHawaiian is boosting total air seats to Maui from Oakland and San Jose during the peak summer travel period by 70 percent (12 flights weekly vs. 7 flights) increasing to daily service from four flights weekly from Oakland, and to five flights weekly from San Jose by adding two fights per week. From July 1 through August 21, Hawaiian Flight #23 will depart Oakland International Airport daily at 8:10 a.m. and arrive at Maui's Kahului Airport at 10:25 a.m. The return Flight #24 will depart Maui daily at 12:05 p.m. and arrive at Oakland at 7:55 p.m. From July 4 through August 19, Hawaiian Flight #45 will depart Mineta San Jose International Airport five days weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at 8:40 a.m. and arrive at Maui at 10:55 a.m. The return Flight #46 will depart Maui on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:55 p.m. and arrive at San Jose at 10:45 p.m., with flights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays departing Maui earlier at 12:25 p.m. and arriving at San Jose at 8:15 p.m. $498 for Round-Trip Flights, Free Hawaii ConnectionsHawaiian is offering a special summer fare sale of $498 for round-trip flights from Oakland and San Jose to Maui that is inclusive of all taxes and available in Economy Class for travel from June 10 through August 21, 2012. Tickets at the special fare must be purchased by Friday, March 23, and can be booked for travel originating from either the Bay Area or Hawaii online at Hawaiian's website, www.HawaiianAirlines.com or by calling the reservations department toll-free at (800) 367-5320. To give a Hawaii vacation even more value, Hawaiian is allowing travelers to book flight connections from Maui to Kauai, Hilo and Kona on Hawaii Island, and Honolulu for no extra charge. Hawaiian's new Maui hub and the accompanying 25 percent increase in flights between the islands is giving travelers improved access and more options to visit and experience Hawaii's diversity. Complimentary Meals, Wide-Body ComfortHawaiian is the only carrier serving Hawaii to offer complimentary meals in Economy Class, and also the only carrier using wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft for all of its transpacific flights. Travelers flying between Maui and Oakland or San Jose can relax and enjoy the comfort and roominess of Hawaiian's Boeing 767-300 aircraft seating up to 264 passengers. Adding to the enjoyment of the travel experience is Hawaiian's distinctive "Hawaii Flies With Us" onboard service program showcasing the culture, natural beauty, people, tastes, Aloha Spirit, and authentic Hawaiian hospitality of Hawaii throughout the flight. Flights between Maui and Kauai, Hawaii Island ( Hilo and Kona), and Honolulu are made on comfortable Boeing 717-200 aircraft seating up to 123 passengers. About Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past eight years (2004-2011) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation's highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009. Now in its 83rd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state's primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Daily service to New York City will begin in June 2012. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines).