Alaska Airlines to add new service to Hawaii

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) will inaugurate service between San Jose, CA, and Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, on March 27, 2011, and between Oakland, CA, and Lihue beginning March 28, 2011.

The new flights will complement the airline’s existing Hawaii service from San Jose and Oakland to Kahului, Maui, and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and new flights between Sacramento, CA, and Kahului, which started in March of this year.

The new Hawaii flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737-890 N570AS (msn 35185) waits its turn for takeoff at the SEA hub.