HONOLULU -- Two airlines -- Delta and Aloha -- separately took
steps to expand service to Hawaii.
In a move that will help lure travelers from the eastern U.S.,
Delta will introduce nonstop service between Atlanta and Honolulu,
and is selling roundtrip fares for $562 until June 2, for travel
before Nov. 15.
The new flights, which will begin Aug. 1, depart Atlanta at
11:50 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 3:15 p.m. The return trip
leaves Honolulu at 5:45 p.m. and arrives in Atlanta at 8:35
Aloha, meanwhile, took steps to enhance service between two
western states and three of Hawaii's major islands in its ongoing
efforts to provide service to smaller airports and the niche market
that prefers them.
Beginning June 20, Aloha will offer nonstop service between
Oakland, Calif., and Lihue, Kauai, four times per week. Nonstop
flights between Oakland and Kona on the Big Island will run
New service between Reno, Nev., and Honolulu via Orange County,
Calif. -- still pending final government approval -- begins July
Introductory fares between these cities and Hawaii run about
The carrier also has last-minute deals from the West Coast to
Hawaii for $318 round trip, for travel 3-10 days from the booking