Continental Airlines is launching new service from Los Angeles to Maui and from Orange County to Honolulu on March 7, 2010, and plans to begin a second daily flight on the Los Angeles-Honolulu route the same day.
The new daily flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) will depart at 5:05 p.m. and arrive at 7:45 p.m. The return flight will depart Maui at 9:15 p.m. and arrive at Los Angeles at 5:45 a.m. Continental will operate the flight with a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats.
Continental’s new service between Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL) will initially operate four times weekly, departing Orange County at 5:20 p.m. and arriving in Honolulu at 8:05 p.m. The return flight will depart Honolulu at 11:10 p.m. and arrive at Orange County at 7:45 a.m., except on Saturdays, when it will depart half an hour later. Continental Airlines will operate the route with Boeing 737-700s fitted with 124 seats and plans to increase the service to daily during the summer.
Continental will fly Boeing 737-900ERs with 173 seats on its second daily flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu, departing at 1:55 p.m. and arriving at 4:40 p.m. The return flight will depart Honolulu at 1:50 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 10:25 p.m.
Continental Airlines also serves Hawaii with daily flights from New York, Houston and Guam. From December 18, Continental will also operate twice-weekly service between Honolulu and Nadi International Airport (NAN), Fiji.