Alaska Airlines is launching new weekly, seasonal service between Anchorage and Kona on the Big Island of Hawai'i on November 10. The non-stop seasonal...

Alaska Airlines is launching new weekly, seasonal service between Anchorage and Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i on November 10.

The non-stop seasonal service to Kona will end on April 7, 2013. The new service complements Alaska Airlines’ year-round daily service from Anchorage to Honolulu and seasonal service to Maui, which begins on November 4 and ends on April 14, 2013.

Alaska Airlines painted this Boeing 737-800 to commemorate its growing route network to Hawaii. The aircraft is photographed over Molokai's sea cliffs

“Our loyal customers have been asking for Kona flights for years and we’re delighted to expand our Aloha service to give Alaskans convenient, nonstop access to another great Hawaiian Island,” says Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president – Alaska. “Our customers will be able to enjoy Alaska Airlines’ unique brand of service to and from Kona while earning 2,876 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles each way.”

Beginning on November 10, Alaska Airlines’ weekly Anchorage-Kona flight will depart Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) every Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and arrive at Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) at 7 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, the flight will leave KOA at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday and land at ANC at 5:35 p.m. local time.

To promote the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares from $249 for tickets purchased by June 14 for travel from November 10 to December 23, 2012. Flights are available for booking at or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522, or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

Alasksa Airlines will operate its Anchorage-Kona service with Boeing 737-800 jets, each accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

All flights offer Alaska’s Northern Bites meal service, which provides passengers in the main cabin with a hot meal for $6 or a cheese and fruit platter for $7.

The flights also offer Alaska’s in-flight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device featuring more than 70 hit movies, along with television programs and other entertainment. The in-flight entertainment players are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin.

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