-- Complements Hawaiian’s Current Daily Service to Honolulu from OAK --
Oakland, Calif. (April 2, 2010) — Hawaiian Airlines announced yesterday plans to begin daily flights between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Maui, Hawaii, beginning June 5, 2010, two weeks earlier than the originally announced start date. Hawaiian, which also offers daily service between Honolulu and OAK, will operate the Maui flight during the peak summer travel season through Sept. 6, 2010.
Due to high demand, Hawaiian will begin service between OAK and Maui on June 5, rather than the originally announced date of June 17. Hawaiian will operate a Boeing 767-300 wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft, which can seat up to 264 passengers, on the daily flight which will depart OAK at 12:20 p.m. and arrive in Maui at 2:20 p.m. The return flight will depart Maui at 9:35 p.m., arriving OAK the following day at 5:30 a.m. The timing of the flight allows passengers to connect to other flights within Hawaii as well.
“We are pleased that Hawaiian Airlines is doubling its Oakland-Hawaii service this summer,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Acting Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. “Bay Area residents have responded favorably to Hawaiian’s service to Honolulu, and now Oakland-Maui service is being expanded by nearly two weeks this summer due to increased demand,” she continued.
Tickets for the new summer flight to Maui are available for purchase. Book online at HawaiianAirlines.com, call Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at (800) 367-5320, or contact any professional travel agent.
In 2009, Oakland International Airport and Hawaiian Airlines were named the nation’s No. 1 on-time airport and airline, respectively, according to U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report.
About the Port of Oakland/Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport and fourth largest airport in California, offering over 140 daily flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Visit portofoakland.com and oaklandairport.com.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation's highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2008 in the 19th annual Airline Quality Rating study. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past six years (2004-2009) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (No. 1 from 2005-2007, No. 2 in 2008 and 2009) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state's primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Visit HawaiianAirlines.com for more information.