More Flight Increases Between California and Hawaii

More promising news from Hawaii's airlift scene: Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San Jose, CA, and Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, on March 27, 2011, as well as between Oakland and Lihue beginning March 28, 2011. Fares for the new routes start at $179 each way for tickets purchased by July 9, and travel through May 17, 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 and Kahului, which started in March of this year.

As of March 27, 2011, flights will depart San Jose at 7:20 p.m. and arrive at Lihue at 9:59 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The return flights will leave at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at 5:40 p.m. on the same days. As of March 28, flights between Oakland and Lihue will depart and arrive at the same times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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