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Hawaiian Airlines expands Bay Area-Hawaii service

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:33 p.m. HST, Oct 25, 2011

Hawaiian Airlines will increase seating capacity on its nonstop daily service between San Francisco and Honolulu beginning Nov. 6 when it transitions to its larger Airbus A330-200 aircraft for the route.

In addition, Hawaiian will start nonstop service to Maui in January when it launches previously announced new flights from both San Jose and Oakland on Boeing 767-300ERs. Hawaiian will fly three days a week from San Jose starting Jan. 10 and four days a week from Oakland beginning Jan. 11. 

Altogether, the larger aircraft for San Francisco and the new Maui service will add 107,000 new seats annually from the Bay Area to Hawaii.

The A330 carries 294 passengers while the Boeing 767-300, which is presently used on the San Francisco route, has 264 seats.

“Demand for our service to Hawaii from the Bay Area is growing and we are responding with more capacity and more choices,” Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said today. 

The new Bay Area-Maui flights are in addition to the daily nonstop flights that Hawaiian currently offers Honolulu from both San Jose and Oakland.

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