Alaska Airlines Announces Daily San Diego-Honolulu Service

Alaska Airlines announced today it is expanding its service between San Diego and Hawaii with a daily nonstop flight to Honolulu. The service begins Nov. 17, 2011, and complements the airline's...

SEATTLE, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines announced today it is expanding its service between San Diego and Hawaii with a daily nonstop flight to Honolulu. The service begins Nov. 17, 2011, and complements the airline’s existing daily nonstop flight between San Diego and Kahului, Maui, which started in October 2010.

Alaska Airlines is offering a special introductory fare of $149* each way for tickets purchased by July 25, 2011, for travel from Nov. 17 through Dec. 15, 2011. In addition, customers can bundle and save with an Alaska Airlines Vacation package to Honolulu, with roundtrip air fare and three nights’ hotel from $489** per person.

To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is partnering with San Diego radio stations to give away a plane’s worth of tickets to Honolulu at locations throughout the city this week. The "Nuts for Honolulu" events will invite listeners and community members to wear Hawaiian clothing at locations to be revealed by the radio stations for a chance to win 160 tickets and other prizes. Details about each day’s contest are also available by using the Twitter hashtag #nuts4honolulu.

Customers can tune in to these radio stations for complete contest information:

  • Tuesday, July 19: KHTS 93.3 FM (Channel 933)
  • Wednesday, July 20: KIFM Smooth 98.1 FM
  • Thursday, July 21: KMYI Star 94.1 FM
  • Friday, July 22: KFMB Jack 100.7 FM

"We’re nuts about Hawaii and thrilled to be bringing our low fares and award-winning service to the San DiegoHonolulu market," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. "We want to share this excitement with San Diegans and we think giving away a plane’s worth of seats to Hawaii is just the ticket."

"We’re pleased to support Alaska‘s new route between Honolulu and San Diego," said Thella Bowens, president/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. "The expanded service will further connect our two communities and will provide yet another option for San Diegans to visit one of the nation’s premier vacation destinations."

Summary of new service:


City pair




Nov. 17

San Diego-Honolulu

9:15 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


Nov. 17

Honolulu-San Diego

3:40 p.m.

11:15 pm.


All times are based on local time zones.

Flights are available for booking today at or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228). For Vacations packages, visit or call (800) 468-2248.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

* Terms and conditions for San DiegoHonolulu fare: Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees: Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary); U.S. Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing); Sept. 11 Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement; and U.S. government excise tax of $8.20. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. Quoted fare is valid on nonstop flights only. Tickets must be purchased by July 25, 2011, for travel from Nov. 17 through Dec. 15, 2011. Fares are not available on the following blackout dates: from San Diego to Honolulu, Nov. 21, 2011; from Honolulu to San Diego, Nov. 28-29, 2011.

** Additionally for Vacations package: Taxes and fees described above* apply to airfare component of package. Package price is per person based on double occupancy. Travel must be complete by Dec. 15, 2011. Price includes round-trip airfare and 3 nights’ accommodations at the OHANA Waikiki West. Outbound travel from San Diego to Oahu must occur on Mondays and return travel on Thursdays only. Other hotels and lengths of stay available, prices will vary. Package prices based on availability and may not be available on all days. Prices, rules, taxes fees are subject to change without notice. All terms and conditions of Alaska Airlines Vacations apply.

General terms and conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. Tickets are nonrefundable, but can be changed at for a $75 per person change fee and any difference in fare (or $100 when changed through a reservation call center and any difference in fare). See or call Alaska Airlines’ reservations at 1-800-252-7522 for more information.

"Nuts For Honolulu" free ticket offer restrictions: Travel valid within/between: San Diego and Honolulu (nonstop only). Valid dates of travel: Nov. 30, 2011, through May 31, 2012. Blackout dates: Dec. 15, 2011, through Jan. 4, 2012; March 22 through April 10, 2012. Travel valid solely on Alaska Airlines flights. Changes to itinerary cannot be made without authorization from issuer and without service fees. Passenger is responsible for taxes and fees described above.* Mileage Plan accrual not allowed. First class paid upgrades are allowed. Prize is void if bartered or sold.

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