Hawaiian Airlines will launch daily year-round flights between Los Angeles and Maui, the second largest Hawaiian island, from July 1, 2014, in addition to its daily non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu to address increasing demand from Southern California.
Until now, the airline only operated seasonal (summer) daily flights between Maui and Los Angeles.
The flights on this route will offer nearly 120,000 seats per year. They will also provide an alternative connecting point for travel to other neighboring islands as Hawaiian has established a hub at Maui.
The new flights will depart from Kahului Airport in Maui at 3:40 pm daily local time and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11:55 pm. The return flight will depart Los Angeles at 11:15 am and arrive at Maui at 1:45 p.m. local time.
The flights will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus 330-200 aircraft with a total capacity of 294 passengers with 18 seats in First Class and 276 in Economy Class.
Aircraft amenities include a personal on-demand in-flight entertainment system at each seat, increased leg room, spacious interior, island-style complimentary meals and made-in-Hawaii snacks.
From August 1, Hawaiian will introduce premium economy seating, dubbed Extra Comfort Economy, on all its Airbus A330s. Hawaiian premium economy features will include –
- Five inches of extra leg room (36 inches total leg room) over economy;
- Priority boarding;
- Complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment featuring movies, TV shows and more;
- Individual power outlets for charging electronic gadgets;
- Complimentary pillow and blanket.
In the United States, Hawaiian currently operates non-stop flights to Hawaii from 11 cities – Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland, New York’s JFK, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Las Vegas and Miami.
Travelers can combine a vacation Downunder with a few days in Hawaii by connecting in Honolulu to flights to Auckland, New Zealand or to Sydney or Brisbane in Australia.