By Sonia Isotov
Travelers flying to Hawaii from Portland, Oregon and Oakland and California will have more opportunities in the coming months with Hawaiian Airlines increasing seat capacity from both cities.
Hawaiian says it will increase seat capacity by introducing larger aircraft to the Portland route and increase daily flights to the Oakland route.
Starting May 10, Hawaiian will add seat and cargo-carrying capacity to its Portland-Honolulu service with the introduction of its largest aircraft, the wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200.
The transition from Hawaiian’s 264-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft to its 294-seat A330 will add nearly 11,000 new air seats to the route annually. In addition, the A330 will increase Hawaiian’s cargo capacity on the route by 25%.
Hawaiian’s Flight HA 25 departs Portland International Airport daily at 10:05 a.m. and arrives at Honolulu International Airport at 1 p.m. The return flight HA 26 departs Honolulu at 2:35 p.m. and arrives in Portland at 11:05 p.m.
From June 15 through Oct. 3, Hawaiian will increase its service between Oakland and Honolulu to daily flights from four days weekly.
Hawaiian will continue to operate the Oakland-Honolulu route using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft seating 264 passengers. By increasing to daily flights, Hawaiian is adding more than 41,000 new air seats annually from the Bay Area.
Starting in June, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 47 will depart Oakland International Airport daily at 9:55 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 12:10 p.m. The return flight HA 48 will depart Honolulu at 1:25 p.m. and arrive in Oakland at 9:40 p.m.