Hawaiian Airlines is boosting its service to Hawaii from its largest visitor market with the addition of a third daily flight between Los Angeles...

Hawaiian Airlines is boosting its service to Hawaii from its largest visitor market with the addition of a third daily flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu on a year-round basis, starting in June 2012.

The carrier has previously offered this flight on a seasonal basis to accommodate peak summer travel demand.

“The growth of our long-haul fleet allows us to add this third daily flight on a permanent basis to better accommodate the strong demand for our service in southern California year-round and provide our customers with more schedule options,” says Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines’ president and CEO.

Hawaiian Airlines' primary long-haul aircraft has been the Boeing 767-300ER throughout the first decade of the new millennium, but the aging type is being supplanted in Hawaiian Airlines service by up to 27 larger, more fuel-efficient Airbus A330-200s and A350 XWBs

Hawaiian says its action to increase the seasonal flight to year-round service will add more than 70,000 air seats annually between the two cities.

Starting June 7, 2012, Hawaiian’s flight HA3 will depart Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) daily at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) at 1:10 p.m., local time. The return flight, HA4, will leave HNL daily at 10:20 p.m. and land at LAX the following morning at 6:45 a.m., local time.

According to Hawaiian Airlines, the new flight’s mid-morning departure from Los Angeles offers an alternative to Hawaiian’s earlier departure, yet still allows travelers enough time on arrival to spend the afternoon exploring Oahu or connect to a neighbor island in time to enjoy a first sunset on the beach.

The schedule’s late evening return from Honolulu allows visitors a full final day in Hawaii before returning home.

Hawaiian currently operates two daily flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu International Airport. Hawaiian flight HA1 pushes back from the gate at LAX daily at 8:55 a.m. and touches down at HNL at 12:45 p.m. local time, with the return flight HA2 leaving HNL daily at 3:05 p.m. and reaching LAX at 10:30 p.m. local time.

The carrier’s flight HA9 begins taxiing at LAX daily at 5:05 p.m. and gets to HNL at 9:00 p.m. local time, with the return flight HA10 departing Honolulu at 8:00 a.m. and arriving at Los Angeles at 3:25 p.m. local time.

Hawaiian says it is the only U.S. carrier serving Hawaii that offers complimentary meals in Economy Class, and is also the only U.S. carrier providing widebody, twin-aisle aircraft for all of its transpacific flights to and from Hawaii.

Tickets can be purchased on Hawaiian’s website at www.HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.

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