Pacific Business News - Hawaiian Airlines said on Tuesday, Aug.14, that it will double the number of year-round nonstop flights between Maui and the San Francisco Bay area, while reducing the number of flights from Honolulu.
The Honolulu-based airline will begin daily flights to Kahului from Oakland and San Jose in California starting Oct. 3.
At the same time, Hawaiian will scale back its service between Honolulu International Airport and Oakland from daily flights to four flights per week, and to three flights per week between Honolulu and San Jose.
The airline has been flying four flights per week between Maui and Oakland and three flights per week between Maui and San Jose, with an increase in service for six weeks during the summer season,
The increased flights will add nearly 90,000 annual seats to Maui, the airline said.
"We've seen tremendous demand for service to Maui from our customers in Oakland and San Jos, so we're adjusting our schedules to better match their needs," Peter Ingram, Hawaiian's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said in a statement.