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Alaska Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Sacramento and Kona

June 19, 2018, 8:20 AM HST
* Updated June 21, 10:44 AM
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Alaska Airlines. Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines will launch new non-stop service between Sacramento, California and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi later this year.

The new service, which is scheduled to begin Dec. 20, 2018, will be the only nonstop flight offered between the two destinations with a flight frequency of three times a week. Alaska currently offers nonstop service from Sacramento to Maui.

Airline executives say the new route shows Alaska’s ongoing commitment to continued growth and investment throughout the West coast.

“We’re pleased that Alaska Airlines is expanding its service to Hawaiʻi from Sacramento. This new service to Kona marks our airport’s first scheduled service to the Big Island, and enhances the portfolio of nonstop service between Sacramento and the islands,” said Mark Haneke, manager of air service development and marketing for Sacramento International Airport.

As Alaska continues to improve nonstop travel from key focus cities around California, the airline remains committed to low fares and excellent service for guests. Alaska is proud to have the lowest average fares and the most flights from the West Coast to Hawaiʻi*. Alaska averages 29 daily departures to the Hawaiian Islands from 10 West Coast cities, which includes six California destinations: Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.


“We look forward to Alaska Airlines’ new route from Sacramento to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole launching this winter,” said Island of Hawaiʻi Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch. “This will give travelers an additional nonstop avenue between the island of Hawaiʻi and the West Coast, and support continued demand from Northern California. With this service, visitors can easily experience our destination’s rich culture and history, diverse climate zones, outdoor adventures and small town communities.”


Alaska Airlines’ guests receive assigned seating; award-winning service in a three-class cabin that includes First Class and Premium Class; and nearly 300 free movies and TV shows. Flyers can earn and redeem miles with Alaska’s highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program, with award travel that starts at only 5,000 miles. With Alaska and its Global Partners, members can travel to more than 900 destinations around the world.

Alaska understands onboard products and amenities matter to guests. Upgrades are underway to provide high-speed satellite Wi-Fi connectivity, and a new food and beverage program is being introduced that embodies Alaska’s West Coast vibe by featuring fresh, local ingredients along with new selections of craft beers and local wines.

To purchase tickets, which go on sale today, visit or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 for Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).


Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.

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