Aloha Airlines today announced that it
will operate daily non-stops between Las Vegas and Honolulu, and between
Sacramento and Maui, starting in September. Tickets go on sale on June 18, 2004, for travel beginning September 7,
2004. The new fall flights will be among 10 daily non-stops Aloha will offer
between the Continental United States and the State of Hawaii.
Aloha began serving Las Vegas in February 2001 as an extension of its
Honolulu-Oakland service. Aloha launched service to Sacramento in April
2003 as a “tag” on to its Burbank service direct from Maui.
“Operating ‘tag-city’ flights from Oakland, Orange County and Burbank has
enabled Aloha to enter and test the strength of new markets,” said Glenn
R. Zander, Aloha’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “In the case of
Las Vegas and Sacramento, the markets have grown steadily to the point
where they are now strong enough to support full-service non-stops to
Aloha also announced today that it will continue to operate two daily
non-stops from Oakland to Honolulu this fall; and one each between Oakland
and Maui, and Oakland and Kona.
Aloha’s convenient flights out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County
(SNA) will include daily non-stops to Honolulu, Maui and Kona. In
addition, SNA-Kona flights will continue through to Honolulu, providing
additional service between Southern California and Oahu. Aloha will
continue to operate daily flights between Orange County and Reno/Lake
Tahoe, Northern Nevada’s gaming and outdoor adventure center; and between
Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport and Honolulu.
After September 6, 2004, Aloha will eliminate service to Phoenix and the
non-stop service between Burbank and Maui. Aloha will also drop short-haul
service between Oakland and Las Vegas, Burbank and Las Vegas, and Burbank
and Sacramento. Passengers from Burbank heading to Maui will change planes
at Honolulu for the continuation of their flight.
“We are focusing on the transpacific routes that have experienced
consistent demand from both Hawaii residents and visitors to our State,”
Reservations for flights that are being discontinued will be taken up to
the last day of travel on September 6. Passengers holding reservations on
those flights beyond that date will be re-accommodated. On Oahu, customers
should contact Aloha’s Reservations Center at 808-484-1111; from Neighbor
Islands and the U.S. Mainland, call 1-800-367-5250.
Aloha’s award-winning transpacific service is second to none, featuring a
welcome Mai Tai, macadamia nuts instead of peanuts, free headsets for
in-flight entertainment and a movie, Hawaii Regional Cuisine dishes
inspired by acclaimed Master Chef Alan Wong in First Class and Coach, and
chocolate- chip cookies served warm from the oven with a glass of milk.
Aloha now offers the convenience of Web check-in from your home or office
computer, and Aloha Airlines Fly-through express kiosks at the airport.
Another advantage of flying Aloha is the choice of earning AlohaPass miles
or UnitedPlus miles on every Aloha flight.