Canada’s WestJet is going to operate a leased Boeing 757-200 to provide non-stop service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui, subject to Canadian government approval.

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Continental Airlines is launching daily nonstop service to Hilo, Hawai’i, from Los Angeles International Airport and once-weekly service to Hilo from San Francisco International Airport on June 9, 2011.

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Southwest’s plan is to take delivery of the 20 Boeing 737-800s in full Extended-range, Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards configuration. This would enable Southwest Airlines to operate the 737-800s on routes between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.

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To honor the presence of humpback whales off the coast of Maui, the Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting its annual Maui Whale Festival from Friday, November 26, 2010 through Sunday, May 15, 2011.

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Earlier this year, Hawaiian was one of three U.S. airlines to win government approval to serve Haneda Airport and is launching service there months ahead of the other two, American and Delta.

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From September 15, customers can connect on a single ticket between their Delta Air Lines flights and 70 daily inter-island flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian flights will connect Delta customers between Honolulu and Kahului, Lihue, Kona and Hilo, as well as between Kona and Kahului.

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With a focus on protecting and preserving North American wildlife and after reviewing itineraries to nearly every major wildlife-viewing spot in the Americas, the U.S. National Wildlife Federation has selected tours that range from a volunteer trip with scientists to studying bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Belize, and exploring the wild places of Hawaii.

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Delta Air Lines is planning to add non-stop service from Japanese cities to two popular leisure destinations, Honolulu and the Pacific island nation of Palau.

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Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San Jose in California and Lihue on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on March 27, 2011, and between Oakland and Lihue beginning on March 28, 2011.

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Alaska Airlines is launching daily service between San Diego and Kahului, Maui and its sister regional carrier Horizon Air is starting four-times-daily service between the Silicon Valley-area city of San Jose and Los Angeles.

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Alaska Airlines is launching year-round, daily service between Portland, Oregon and Honolulu on September 20.

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Leisure travel specialist Allegiant Travel Company has signed a forward purchase agreement to acquire six Boeing 757-200s now in service with an unnamed European airline, for operation by subsidiary Allegiant Air on new routes to Hawaii.

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On March 7, 2010 Continental Airlines is launching new service between John Wayne Orange County Airport and Maui and will increase to a daily flight its previously announced service between Orange County and Honolulu.

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In March, Alaska Airlines is launching service from San Jose in California to Kahului on Maui and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as daily flights between California state capital Sacramento and Kahului.

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Alaska Airlines has inaugurated four-times-weekly service between Oakland, California and Kahului on the island of Maui, Hawaii and on November 10 begins three-times-weekly service between Oakland and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Mesa Air Group, Mokulele Flight Service Inc. and Mokulele’s majority shareholder have agreed to create a joint venture to provide Hawaii inter-island airline service under the joint go! and Mokulele brand names, in the co-branded ‘go! Mokulele’ operation.

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Hawaiian Airlines has welcomed back the actual aircraft that the company used to begin flying 80 years ago, a 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker.

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A $40 million enhancement to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona, Hawaii includes 20 new suites, a major transformation of the resort’s spa, new retail boutiques and renovations to the hotel’s beachfront bar, lounge and restaurant.

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