Allegiant Air plans to begin nonstop service to Honolulu from Monterey, Calif., Nov. 16, expanding the low-cost carrier’s segment count between Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast to seven.

“We are pleased to see Allegiant continue to expand and offer more routes servicing the West Coast, our largest visitor market,” Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, said in a statement. “The new Monterey-to-Honolulu route will be the first direct flight connecting the two cities and is estimated to provide up to $12 million in visitor expenditures.”

Allegiant will operate the once-weekly service aboard its 220-passenger Boeing 757-200 aircraft, offering introductory, one-way fares as low as $199 through Jan. 15.

The airline will begin service to Hawaii from Las Vegas and Fresno, Calif., later this month and debut flights to the Islands from Bellingham, Wash.; Stockton and Santa Maria, Calif.; and Eugene, Ore., in November.
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