In summer 2013, Hawaiian Airlines will offer twice-daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Maui for the first time, in response to growing demand...

In summer 2013, Hawaiian Airlines will offer twice-daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Maui for the first time, in response to growing demand during the peak travel period.

By doubling up on its Los Angeles-Maui flights during the peak summer season, Hawaiian Airlines will add 34,000 airlines seats to Maui’s travel market during 10 weeks of augmented service.


In 2001, for long-haul Boeing 767-300ER operations, Hawaiian Airlines became the first airline without prior ETOPS (extended-range, twin-engine operations) experience to gain 180-minute ETOPS approval from the FAA. This meant its aircraft could fly routes over ocean or remote territory where the nearest diversion airport was 180 minutes’ flying time away from the aircraft’s track

 

According to Hawaiian Airlines, the extra flights will capitalize on new convenient connections to Hawai’i from other cities on the U.S. mainland through Hawaiian’s growing codeshare network with U.S. airline partners.

Earlier this year, Hawaiian established codeshare agreements with JetBlue Airways and Virgin America to extend its service reach to a growing list of major cities throughout the U.S.

These partnerships allow the customers of each carrier to earn and redeem mileage on the other carrier and provide the convenience of single-ticket, one-stop check-in and seamless flight connections for itineraries involving both carriers, according to Hawaiian.

Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, says Hawaiian’s Maui hub, established earlier this year, offers an alternative connecting point for travel to Hawai’i’s other islands with its expanded flight schedule to neighboring islands.

Tickets for Hawaiian’s 2013 Los-Angeles-Maui service are now available for booking.

Hawaiian Airlines has 12 long-haul Boeing 767-300ERs and four shorter-haul 767-300s in its fleet, but by 2020 these are all likely to be replaced in service by Airbus A330-200s and A350-800s

 

Hawaiian will operate its first daily flight on the LAX-OGG route from June 13 through August 25.

Flight HA33 will depart Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) daily at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) at 12:25 p.m. local time. The return flight HA34, leaves OGG daily at 1:55 p.m. and lands at LAX at 10:05 p.m. local time.

Hawaiian will operate its second daily flight on the Los Angeles-Kahului route from June 20 through August 14.

Flight HA55 is timed to push back from the gate at LAX at 1:30 p.m. and touch down at OGG at 3:55 p.m. local time. The return flight, HA56, is timed to begin taxiing at OGG at 10:00 p.m. and reach LAX the following morning at 6:10 a.m., local time.

Both Los Angeles-Maui daily flights will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 767-300ER twin-aisle jets, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in First Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.

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