Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 8:27am PST
Alaska Airlines adds Hawaii flights from Sacramento, San Jose
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Alaska Airlines said it will inaugurate service to Hawaii from the California cities of Sacramento and San Jose beginning in March 2010.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) of Seattle, said with those new routes, 11 percent of its capacity will be dedicated to flying to Hawaii. The airline appears to be taking advantage of the demise of Hawaiian carriers ATA and Aloha airlines with the service additions in California. On Monday, the airline began service to Hawaii from Oakland.
Three-times-weekly service will begin March 11, 2010 between San Jose and Maui and four-times-weekly service will begin March 12 between San Jose and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. On March 26, Alaska will begin flying daily between Sacramento and Maui.
“In just two years, Hawaii has become a major part of our route network. With the new service ... Alaska Airlines will have 73 roundtrip flights a week serving the Hawaiian Islands,” said Steve Jarvis, Alaska’s vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience, in a statement.
Let's hope these are additional block hours and it leads to quicker recalls.