Big news from Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines is creating a Maui hub that the team says will offer improved connections between "The Valley Isle" and other points within the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, the airline will increase flights to and from the West Coast, the airline announced today.
Hawaiian is increasing its daily neighbor island schedule by an additional 23 to 25 flights over the next several weeks. More than half of the added flights will serve the new Maui hub with one-third providing additional nonstop service between Maui and both Hawaii Island and Kauai. Hawaiian is supporting the expanded flight schedule with the three Boeing 717-200 jets that it recently acquired.
In addition, Hawaiian is reintroducing nonstop service to Maui from Los Angeles in June, which will bring to five the number of U.S. mainland gateway cities that Hawaiian is providing nonstop service to Maui, along with Seattle, Las Vegas, Oakland, and San José.
Hawaiian is also retiming the arrival of its twice-weekly nonstop flights to Maui from Las Vegas in order to accommodate neighbor island flight connections. It is also adjusting other neighbor island flight schedules to increase connectivity with its nonstop mainland services to and from Maui.