Hawaiian Airlines will add a new non-stop daily route between Portland and Maui, starting Jan. 18, 2018.
The route is one of three new non-stop daily flights being added to Hawaiian Airline’s schedule next year as part of an expansion of presence on the US West Coast. Other routes include Oakland to Kauaʻi and Los Angeles to Kona.
Hawaiian’s seasonal widebody service currently offered between Oakland and Kaua‘i through Sept. 4 will resume April 11 as a daily A321neo flight. Daily service between Los Angeles and Kona on the Island of Hawai‘i launches March 11 with widebody aircraft before the A321neo is introduced in the summer of 2018.
Hawaiian’s inaugural A321neo flight between the U.S. West Coast and Hawai‘i is planned for Jan. 8 on its existing OAK-OGG service. Additional routes will be announced as Hawaiian welcomes 18 new A321neo aircraft between the fourth quarter of 2017 and 2020.
Airline executives say the routes will offer guests more options for direct access to Hawaiian’s neighbor islands while enjoying the comfort of medium-haul, single-aisle A321neo aircraft.
“The introduction of A321neo service to the Western US heralds the dawn of a new era for Hawaiian Airlines and its guests,” said Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Hawaiian Airlines. “The A321neo offers an unrivaled combination of comfort and efficiency, allowing our guests to choose from three cabin experiences to customize their journey. We look forward to announcing additional routes in the months and years ahead.”
New to Hawaiian’s guest experience, the A321neo will feature wireless streaming in-flight entertainment. Guests will be able to simply download an application on their personal electronic devices to enjoy a wide selection of complimentary and premium content, including movies, TV shows, music and other exclusive programming.
Hawaiian’s A321neo flight schedules will be as follows:*
PORTLAND (PDX)-KAHULUI (OGG)
HA 40 OGG-PDX: Departs at 1:15 p.m.; Arrives at 8:25 p.m., effective Jan. 18, 2018
HA 39 PDX-OGG: Departs at 8 a.m.; Arrives at 12 p.m., effective Jan. 19, 2018
LOS ANGELES (LAX)-KONA (KOA)**
HA 62 KOA-LAX: Departs at 3:35 p.m.; Arrives at 11:55 p.m., effective March 11, 2018
HA 61 LAX-KOA: Departs at 11 a.m.; Arrives at 2:05 p.m., effective March 12, 2018
OAKLAND (OAK)-LĪHU‘E (LIH)
HA 68 LIH-OAK: Departs at 12:40 p.m.; Arrives at 8:55 p.m., effective April 11, 2018
HA 67 OAK-LIH: Departs at 8:30 a.m.; Arrives at 11:10 a.m., effective April 12, 2018
*Dates subject to change.
**Route will launch with widebody aircraft before receiving dedicated A321neo service.
Sales for additional routes served by new A321neo aircraft will be announced later this year.