Hawaiian suspends San Diego flights

Hawaiian is temporarily suspending nonstop daily flights between San Diego and Maui from January 9, 2007 through March 15, 2007, due to a delay in the availability of additional aircraft to its fleet. In May 2006, Hawaiian announced that service on several routes between the West Coast and Hawaii would be expanded during the fourth quarter in conjunction with the adding of four Boeing 767 jets to its fleet.

The suspension of the San Diego-Maui service became necessary as Hawaiian has encountered an unexpected delay in getting interior modifications completed and certified. As a result, Hawaiian has had to reschedule some of its transpacific flights over the past several weeks.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “We realize these changes are causing inconvenience for some of our customers, which goes against everything we work for at Hawaiian, and to them we offer our heartfelt apology. We are working as quickly as possible to complete the interior modifications and have our full complement of aircraft in service.”

Hawaiian is accommodating San Diego-Maui travelers affected by the suspension of service by rebooking them on its San-Diego-Honolulu service with an interisland flight to Maui, or making other travel accommodations.

Hawaiian plans to resume its San Diego-Maui nonstop daily service on March 16, 2007.