Posted on: April 30, 2012
United cancels Honolulu-Orange County flight
United Airlines will end service between Orange County, Calif., and Honolulu on April 30, according to an Orange County Register report.
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“We weren’t seeing the demand we anticipated and the financial performance we needed,” Rahsaan Johnson, a United spokesman in Chicago, told the newspaper.
Continental Airlines inaugurated nonstop flights between Orange County’s John Wayne Airport and airports in Honolulu and Kahului on Maui in March 2010. The carrier, which has since merged with United, canceled its service between Orange County and Maui this January.
Flights linking John Wayne Airport to Hawaii provided by Aloha Airlines had been profitable, according to the Orange County Register report, but that service ended abruptly with Aloha’s 2008 bankruptcy.
Home to more than 3 million residents, Orange County now has no nonstop service to the Islands, the newspaper said.