Continental Launches 2 Maui Flights on Sunday

March 4, 2010, 2:02 PM HST · Updated December 16, 8:47 AM
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Continental Airlines begins new flights from Los Angeles and Orange County to Maui and a flight between Orange County and Honolulu on Sunday, March 7.

“We are excited to launch more service to Hawaii,” said Jim Compton, Continental’s executive vice president of marketing.  “The new flights to Maui complement our existing service to Honolulu, providing our customers more travel options to Hawaii.”

The new daily flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) will depart at 5:05 p.m. and arrive at 8:45 p.m. The return flight will depart Maui at 10:15 p.m. and arrive at Los Angeles at 5:45 a.m. the next day.

Continental will operate the flight with a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats. In addition, on Sunday the airline begins a second daily flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu.

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The new Orange County-Maui flight will operate four times weekly, departing John Wayne Airport (SNA) at 5:40 p.m. and arriving at Maui’s Kahului Airport at 9:25 p.m. The return flight will depart Maui at 12:10 a.m. and arrive at Orange County at 7:45 a.m.  Continental will utilize a 124-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the new route and plans to increase the service to daily during the summer.

The new daily flight from Orange County to Honolulu will depart at 9:00 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 12:45 p.m. The return flight will depart Maui at 2:00 p.m. and arrive at Orange County at 9:35 p.m. Continental will utilize a 124-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the new route.

Continental serves more destinations in the Pacific than any other U.S. carrier.  The carrier operates daily flights to Hawaii from Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Guam, and three-times weekly flights between Hawaii and the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia. Continental also operates twice-weekly service between Honolulu and Nadi, Fiji, and between Guam and Nadi, Fiji.

Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline.  Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,500 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 133 domestic and 135 international destinations.

Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries through its 26 member airlines.  With more than 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.

Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.  For the sixth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World’s Most Admired Airline on its 2009 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. For more company information, go to continental.com.

(Courtesy information: SOURCE Continental Airlines) *** If you enjoyed this post, you might also like our story on Airport improvements in Kahului.

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