Alaska Airlines is inaugurating nonstop services from San Jose and Oakland in California to Lihue on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on March 27 and March 28 respectively.
The San Jose flights will operate three times a week and Alaska Airlines’ Oakland-Lihue flights will operate four times weekly. The new services complement the airline’s existing Hawaii flights from San Jose and Oakland to Kahului on Maui and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
“These new flights to the beautiful ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai will be a great addition to Alaska’s Hawaii service for our Bay Area customers,” says Joe Sprague, Alaska’s vice president of marketing. “The San Jose and Oakland airports are, indeed, convenient alternatives for Bay Area travelers flying to the Islands.”
With the new service, Alaska Airlines now offers 105 weekly round-trip flights from the U.S. mainland and state of Alaska to Hawaii.
Alaska Airlines’ San Jose-Lihue flights are timed to depart from San Jose’s Normal Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC) at 7:50 a.m. on Sundays, Thesdays and Thursdays and to reach Lihue Airport, (IATA code LIH and alternatively known as Kauai Island Airport) at 10:29 a.m. local time. In the other direction, from March 28, the carrier’s flights are scheduled to leave LIH at 2:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and land at SJC at 10:40 p.m. local time.
From March 28, Alaska Airlines’ Oakland-Lihue service is timed to push back from Oakland International Airport (OAK) at 7:50 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and to touch down at LIH at 10:29 a.m. local time. In the other direction, from March 27, the carrier’s flights begin taxiing at 2:20 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and get to OAK at 10:40 p.m. local time.
Flights are available for booking at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).
Alaska Airlines operates its Hawaii flights with Boeing 737-800s accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. In-flight service includes meals for purchase in the main cabin, complimentary meal service in first class and Alaska Airlines’ digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.