Alaska debuts Kauai service

Alaska Airlines has inaugurated year-round service to Lihue on the Hawaiian island of
Kauai, becoming the only airline to fly the route nonstop. Alaska launched
Seattle- Honolulu service on Oct. 12 and will begin Anchorage-Honolulu
service on Dec. 9.
  “Prized for its dramatic beauty, the island of Kauai is one of Hawaii’s
most popular destinations, making this new route the perfect complement to
our new Honolulu service,” said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska Airlines’ executive
vice president of flight and marketing. “Customers from the Pacific
Northwest now have a convenient way to visit the ‘garden isle’ without
having to change planes.”
  The new daily Seattle-Lihue flights depart Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport at 4:20 p.m. Pacific time and arrive in Lihue at 7:45 p.m. Hawaii
time. Return flights depart Lihue at 9:15 p.m. Hawaii time and arrive in
Seattle at 5:55 a.m. Pacific time. The schedule 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 rented systems include a channel devoted to Hawaii
programming, including extreme surfing programs and the television show
“Hawaii Five-O.”