Hawaiian Adds LA to Līhuʻe and Kona Summer Routes
By Wendy Osher
Hawaiian Airlines will add summer service between Los Angeles and two island airports in 2014, in response to growing demand during the peak summer travel period, the airline announced.
The flights between LA and the islands of Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island will commence on June 26, 2014, and continue through Sept. 19, 2014.
Company officials say the routes are the first-ever non-stop service for the airlines between the locations.
The new service will add an estimated 22,000 seats to both island travel markets over a 12-week period, according to airline officials.
The flights between Los Angeles and Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi will run four times a week; and Los Angeles and Kona, on Hawaiʻi Island will be offered three times a week.
Airline officials say the added routes complement the new Oakland service that will also start next summer, with direct flights to Lihuʻe and Kona over a 10 week period.
Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Peter Ingram, said the service adds more options for Southern California travelers visiting Hawaiʻi, while offering island residents direct access to Los Angeles.