Alaska Airlines grows Hawaii flights with new nonstop to Kona from San Diego

Alaska Airlines is expanding its service to the Hawaiian Islands, with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on Hawaii Island, starting today. Alaska is offering an introductory fare of $199

SEATTLE, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines is expanding its service to the Hawaiian Islands, with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on Hawaii Island, starting today. 

Alaska is offering an introductory fare of $199 one way for tickets purchased by March 9 for travel on Mondays and Thursdays between April 15 and June 6, 2015.*

While flying to Kona, customers can enjoy Alaska Beyond™, a new flight experience where they can watch free entertainment on their own device, enjoy locally-sourced food and beverages, relax in custom, power-equipped leather seats, and experience Alaska's award-winning service.

"We're pleased to add Kona as the fourth Hawaiian island that Alaska serves from San Diego," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning. Alaska also flies to Honolulu, Kahului (Maui), and Lihue (Kauai). "At our peak this summer, Alaska will offer 27 flights a week to Hawaii from San Diego. No other airline offers more service to Hawaii from San Diego, than Alaska."

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair




March 5

San Diego-Kona

5:55 p.m.**

10:10 p.m.

Mon, Thurs, Sat

March 5

Kona-San Diego

9:00 a.m.

4:25 p.m.**

Mon, Thurs, Sat

Flight times based on local time zones.

**Effective March 9, flights depart and arrive San Diego one hour later due to Daylight Savings Time.

Learn more about the "5 Must Do's on Hawaii Island." Visit to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

*General terms and conditions for the introductory fares: Fares include all taxes and fees. 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. Tickets are nonrefundable. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 (USD) change fee per person applies to any changes made within 60-days of ticketed travel. All fares, taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving a U.S. stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See checked baggage policy at for more details. Fares are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions —blackout dates, day of week restrictions, schedule availability, change fees and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Visit or call Alaska Airlines' Reservations at 1-800-252-7522 for complete fare rules and fees.


SOURCE Alaska Airlines