Alaska Airlines Launches New Hawaii Routes

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 over Waikiki

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 pictured near Waikiki and Diamond Head off Oahu, Hawaii

Alaska Airlines to Start Three New Hawaii Routes

Alaska Airlines is set to begin seasonal service to the Hawaiian Islands with new seasonal service on a variety of routes. First up is Portland (PDX) to Kauai (LIH) starting November 5th. Next up is Bellingham, Washington (BLI) to Maui (OGG) beginning November 8th, and Anchorage (ANC) to Kona (KOA) on the Big Island of Hawaii on November 10th.

The seasonal flights will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft with seating for 141 passengers in economy and 16 passengers in First Class.

The flight from Portland to the spectacular Garden Isle of Kauai will operate until April 7, 2013, and compliments the airlines’ existing flights between Portland (PDX) and Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), and Kona (KOA).

The route from Portland is competitive withHawaiian Airlinesin the market. Unlike other carriers operating to Hawaii, Hawaiian operates widebody aircraft and provides complementary meals on-board.

The Bellingham flight is a niche route, attracting consumers from Vancouver, British Columbia, to the northern Seattle area. The flight to Maui (OGG) will operate four time weekly until April 14, 2013.

Those in Alaska will have great access to the Big Island via Kona (KOA) from snorkeling to the sights of the Kilauea volcano. Nonstop seasonal service will end on April 7, 2013, but the seasonal flight compliments Alaska’s year-round daily flights between Anchorage (ANC) and Honolulu (HNL) as well as seasonal service to Maui, which started on November 4th and will run until April 14, 2013.

Each of the islands is unique and if you’re looking to go island hopping,Hawaiian Airlinesoffers great fares via their official website Hawaiian uses Boeing 717-200 aircraft for their frequent intra-island flights.

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Tours and Activities on Oahu

ThePacific Aviation Museum and Pearl Harbor Tourwill reveal to you scenes of Hawaii as it awakened on Dec 7, 1941. Be transported back in time into history via Oahu’s Pacific Aviation Museum. Visit Hangar number 37, view footage, aircraft and artifacts from World War II.

The Arizona Memorial Visitor Center is Hawaii’s number one visitor attraction. Taking thePearl Harbor, The Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl Tourwill transport you back to the morning of December 7, 1941 as you re-live the moment that thrust America into World War II.

Finally, if you’re looking to see the entire island of Oahu without an automobile rental, theOahu Grand Circle Island Tour with Dole Plantationis a good choice. The fully narrated bus tour will take you on a 120 mile journey around the beautiful island of Oahu. Travel along the coastline and through pineapple fields to Dole Plantation, then off to take in some of Oahu’s most beautiful vistas and famous sites.

There’s numerous other tours and activities on the islands, but at minimum, take the opportunity to see Pearl Harbor and The Arizona Memorial when on the island of Oahu.


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