Hawaiian Airlines will begin service between Honolulu and San Francisco onboard one of its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Nov. 6.
“Demand for our service to Hawaii from the Bay Area is growing, and we are responding with more capacity and more choices,” Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “In a two-month period, Hawaiian will significantly improve air service to Hawaii for Bay Area travelers, first with the transition to our new A330 aircraft for San Francisco flights in November, followed by the introduction of nonstop, wide-body service to Maui from Oakland and San Jose in January.”
Hawaiian announced the new flights to Maui from San Jose and Oakland in September.
According to Hawaiian officials, the carrier’s transition from its 264-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft to the new 294-seat A330 will result in nearly 11,000 additional seats from San Francisco to Honolulu annually.
All told, Hawaiian expects the upgraded aircraft and new routes will result in additional 107,000 annual air seats between Hawaii and California’s Bay Area