Alaska Airlines has announced that it will begin weekly flights between Bellingham, Washington, and Kona on Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as "The Big Island." The nonstop, seasonal service to Kona begins November 12 and ends April 1, 2017.
"Our customers living in Northwest Washington and in British Columbia, Canada, will soon be able to enjoy convenient access to some of Hawaii's best snorkeling,” said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning, in a written release, “and the world-famous Kilauea volcano with our new Bellingham-based flights.”
Flights from Bellingham leave at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in Kona at 1:30 p.m. while return flights depart at 1:30 p.m. and land back in Bellingham at 9:39 p.m.
The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 147 in the main cabin.
With the new weekly Kona flight, Alaska will offer nine peak-season flights from Bellingham, which includes five, year-round daily flights to Seattle and one year-round daily flight to Portland, Oregon; as well as seasonal daily service to Las Vegas and seasonal, four-times weekly service to Maui.