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Hawaiian to Launch Daily Flights Between Maui and San Francisco

August 13, 2014, 10:43 AM HST · Updated August 13, 11:48 AM
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Hawaiian Airlines. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Hawaiian Airlines. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Hawaiian Airlines today announced plans to launch non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and Kahului Airport on Maui, starting Nov. 20, 2014. The airline says the expanded service will add more than 210,000 seats to both markets annually.

Company executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Peter Ingram, said the expanded service is one of several routes introduced to the Bay Area this year “in response to robust demand,” including the return of a San Jose to Honolulu route, and new seasonal non-stop flights from Oakland to Kona and Līhuʻe.

“We are very pleased to connect two existing gateways in our network together, offering Hawaiʻi residents another way to travel to the Bay Area, and Northern California travelers another reason to visit the Hawaiian islands,” said Ingram in a company press release.

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The new Maui/San Francisco flight will start with flights scheduled four times a week. The airline then plans to ramp up service with daily flights between the locations beginning on Dec. 17, 2014.

The route will utilize the airline’s wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus 330-200 aircraft, that has a capacity to carry 294 passengers.

The following schedule has been released by the airline for the upcoming route:

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4x/Week Service from Nov. 20 to Dec. 16, 2014:

Flight

Route

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Start Date

End Date

HA 42

OGG-SFO

2:55 p.m.

9:55 p.m.

Sun, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Nov. 20, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014

HA 41

SFO-OGG

9:50 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat

Nov. 21, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014

Daily Service beginning Dec. 17 & 18, 2014:

Flight

Route

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Start Date

HA 42

OGG-SFO

2:55 p.m.

9:55 p.m.

Daily

Dec. 17, 2014

HA 41

SFO-OGG

9:50 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

Daily

Dec. 18, 2014

In June, Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to expand summer flights aboard its newest interisland operation, ‘Ohana by Hawaiian, by including the island of Maui in its network of routes.

The expanded service includes daily flights from Kahului on Maui to Molokaʻi, Kona, and Hilo, aboard the airline’s 48-seat ATR-42 turboprop planes operated by Empire Airlines.

The airline also announced the addition of a summer flight between Honolulu and Molokaʻi, bringing to four the number of flights offered per day between the two islands.In May, the company began daily year-round service between Los Angeles and Maui; and in June, Hawaiian Airlines launched a second daily flight between the locations for the summer months between June 30 and Sept. 3, 2014.

In addition to the Maui service, Hawaiian Airlines launched non-stop summer service in June between LA and Līhu’e, Kaua’i and LA and Kona on Hawai’i Island, with all four main Hawaiian islands having service to Southern California for the summer.

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