Alaska Airlines to Begin Daily Service From the Bay Area to Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii

Alaska Airlines announced today that it would expand its schedule starting daily, nonstop service from Oakland and San Jose, Calif., to Lihue, on the island of Kauai, and Kona, on the Big Island...

SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that it would expand its schedule starting daily, nonstop service from Oakland and San Jose, Calif., to Lihue, on the island of Kauai, and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii starting March 12, 2012.

The airline has previously served the markets with three flights a week between San Jose and Lihue and between Oakland and Kona and four flights a week from San Jose to Kona and Oakland to Lihue.

"We are really excited to now offer daily service from San Jose and Oakland to three Hawaiian Islands," said Joe Sprague, Alaska‘s vice president of marketing. "Going to seven flights a week from both San Jose and Oakland to Kauai and Kona – along with our existing daily service from both cities to Maui – makes it more convenient than ever for Bay Area travelers flying to the Hawaiian Islands."

To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares of $179* on flights from the Bay Area to Lihue and Kona and to Kahului on the island of Maui, which the airline serves from Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 3 for travel from March 12 through June 9, 2012. Fares are for travel Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to Hawaii and for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Hawaii. Blackout dates apply. See terms and conditions below for information about all fares. A complete list of fares and days of travel is available at or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Summary of new service:


City pair




Mar 12

San Jose-Lihue

8:50 a.m.

11:25 a.m.


Mar 12

Lihue-San Jose

1:45 p.m.

10:00 p.m.


Mar 12


7:35 a.m.

10:05 a.m.


Mar 12


12:25 p.m.

8:45 p.m.


Mar 12

San Jose-Kona

7:25 a.m.

9:50 a.m.


Mar 12

Kona -San Jose

2:00 p.m.

10:10 p.m.


Mar 12


11:55 a.m.

2:20 p.m.


Mar 12


3:20 p.m.

11:25 p.m.


Times based on local time zones.

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* General terms and conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. 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. 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 for travel to/from Alaska and Hawaii. All fares, taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling round trip. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. 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. See checked baggage policy at for more details. Other restrictions — such as fare rules, blackout dates, schedule availability, change fees and advance purchase requirements — may apply. See or call Alaska Airlines’ reservations at 1-800-252-7522 for more information.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines