Alaska Airlines has inaugurated service to Hawaii,
operating its first daily nonstop flight between Seattle and Honolulu.Alaska also will launch nonstop service between Seattle and Lihue on the
island of Kauai on Oct. 28, and between Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu
on Dec. 9.
‘Our customers and employees have been waiting for this day - when
Alaska says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii - for years,’ said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska
Airlines’ executive vice president of flight and marketing. ‘Customers
now will be able to enjoy Alaska’s unique brand of service and earn
Mileage Plan miles whether they’re booking a flight or a complete
vacation package to the beautiful islands of Hawaii.’
The new Seattle-Honolulu flights depart Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport at 8:40 a.m. Pacific time and arrive at Honolulu International
Airport at 12:03 p.m. Hawaii time. Return flights depart Honolulu at
1:33 p.m. Hawaii time and arrive in Seattle at 10:15 p.m. Pacific time.
The service offers convenient connections for travelers in other cities
served by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air throughout the Pacific
Northwest and state of Alaska.
The new flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating
16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights to
Hawaii offer Hawaiian-themed beverage and meal service. Customers in the
main cabin are offered complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a
complimentary Mai Tai or POG juice, as well as a Hawaiian-themed
meal-for-purchase option for $5. Customers in first class enjoy exotic
meals such as macadamia nut-encrusted mahi mahi.
Inflight service includes Alaska Airlines’ digEplayer, a personal
entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows,
music and other features. The systems include a channel devoted to
Hawaii programming, including extreme surfing programs and the
television show ‘Hawaii Five-O.’