Aloha adds neighbor isle flights to California
Aloha Airlines is adding new flights to southern California from Hawaii's neighbor isles.
Tickets for service between the Big Island and San Diego, and between Kauai and Orange County and San Diego, went on sale last week.
The new flights are slated to begin on Jan. 7.
"With such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, the San Diego Zoo and Marine World, LegoLand and professional sports, Orange County and San Diego have been among the most popular destinations for Hawaii visitors for many years," said Thom Nulty, Aloha's senior vice president of marketing and sales.
He said the Kona flights will be the only non-stops between San Diego and the Big Island.
Aloha Flight 485 will offer non-stop service from Kona to San Diego's Lindbergh Field on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flight 485 will stop at Kauai en route to San Diego on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Aloha flight 486 will offer non-stop service from San Diego to Kona three days a week. Four days a week, flight 486 will stop on Kauai en route to Kona.
In 2001, Aloha Airlines began service to the mainland from Honolulu and Maui and later added service to and from Kona, Aloha already offers non-stops between Kona and Oakland, and Kona and Orange County.
Aloha has been serving the residents of Kauai and the Big Island for more than 60 years.