Alaska Airlines announced plans to cut two routes between California and the Island of Hawaii's Kona International Airport.

Currently, the Seattle-based airline operates four weekly trips from San Francisco to Kona and back, and three times a week between Sacramento and Kona. Both of the routes will end on March 19.

The airline also announced plans to increase flights to the islands from San Jose and San Diego, mostly offsetting the air capacity loss from the termination of the San Francisco and Sacramento routes.

Alaska Airlines faced new competition out of the San Francisco Bay Area on Hawaii routes from Southwest Airlines this year, and Southwest plans to add a Sacramento to Honolulu route in January 2020.

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