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Hawaiian Air schedule for summer, the usual add-on flight

reporters@samoanews.com

Hawaiian Airlines will be adding a third weekly flight on Tuesdays between Honolulu and Pago Pago during the busy summer travel months. The Honolulu-based carrier will also adjust the Sunday flight to a Monday flight in July. 

The airline says the third weekly flight will operate on Tuesdays from June 5 to August 21 to “accommodate increased travel demand” between Pago Pago and Honolulu during the peak summer period.

Hawaiian flight #1465 will depart Honolulu at 4:50 p.m. and arrive at Pago Pago at 9:25 p.m. The return flight #1466 will depart Pago Pago the same evening at 11:20 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu the following morning at 5:40 a.m.

The airline also says that starting July 9, Hawaiian is adjusting its year-round, twice-weekly flight schedule by changing its service on Sunday to a Monday arrival and departure. The weekly Thursday flight remains unchanged and all flights will use the same flight schedule as above.

It was in January this year that the airline began operating on Sundays and Thursdays instead of Mondays and Thursdays. 

Hawaiian spokesman Keoni Wagner told Samoa News in January that the change of days from Mondays to Sunday was to accommodate fleet scheduling requirements.

In other Hawaiian Airlines news, the carrier is expanding this summer flights to its new Maui hub from Oakland and San Jose.

"Summer is just around the corner and we wanted to give travelers in the East Bay and South Bay even more reason to start dreaming about getting away to our beautiful islands and all there is to enjoy," said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian's senior vice president of marketing and sales, in a news release. "We're adding lots of flights in the heart of summer to make Hawaii more accessible to book a vacation."

For more information on the expanded Maui hub flights, log on to hawaiianairlines.com

Meanwhile, Hawaiian has added a sixth new Airbus A330-200 to its fleet, the first of four new A330s to join the fleet in the first half of this year.

The 294-seat A330 began service operating one of Hawaiian’s daily flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu on March 13, just three days after flying nonstop for more than 8,200 miles and 17 hours from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, to Honolulu.

“Our strategic growth plan is on schedule and we’re putting these new aircraft to work where they are needed most to fulfill travel demand for Hawaii and expand our service,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and chief executive officer. “Next month we will transition to A330 aircraft for our Osaka and Sydney routes, and just six weeks after that, we will launch our new nonstop service to JFK Airport in New York with our A330 aircraft.”

Hawaiian’s newest A330 is named Manaiakalani, or Maui’s hook, the Hawaiian name for the constellation of Scorpio. All of Hawaiian’s new A330s are named for a constellation or star used for celestial navigation by the ancient Polynesians in making their voyages across the Pacific to Hawaii.

Hawaiian’s other A330s joining the fleet this year will be delivered one per month in April, May, and June.



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