Hawaiian’s new Oakland to Maui route adds 24,000 seats for summer

June 7, 2010, 10:08 AM HST · Updated June 7, 10:09 AM
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Hawaiian Airlines launched its first-ever non-stop flights between Oakland and Maui over the weekend.  The daily flight is being offered throughout the summer and provides East Bay travelers with the convenience of direct access to the Valley Isle.  It also provides a boost in air seats for Maui’s visitor industry, with a capacity to seat up to 264 passengers.  The Oakland-Maui flight is being offered daily through September 6, 2010, adding more than 24,000 new seats to Maui’s peak summer travel season.

Hawaiian’s employees with the lei for the arriving passengers. Photo Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines.

“Travel demand is strong for Maui and we’re proud to be providing these summer flights in support of Maui’s visitor industry and the island’s economy,” said Glenn Taniguchi, senior vice president for marketing and sales. “We are offering some great airfares and travel packages throughout summer to boost interest in a special Maui vacation experience.”

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The flights allow visitors to enjoy a first Maui afternoon upon arrival, along with a full day on island before departing for home.  Flight #23 departs Oakland daily at 12:20 p.m. and arrives on Maui at 2:20 p.m. Return Flight #24 departs Maui daily at 9:35 p.m. and arrives in Oakland the following morning at 5:30 a.m.

Passengers are also treated the award-winning “Hawaii Starts Here” onboard service, showcasing the culture, music, natural beauty, and people of Hawaii throughout the flight aboard the 767-300 craft.

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