Hawaiian Airlines said it is building up service at Maui over the next several weeks so the island can serve as a hub for interisland flights and service to the U.S. mainland.
Supported by the recent acquisition of three Boeing 717 aircraft, the carrier will boost statewide service to 180 daily flights from 157 flights, with Maui growing to 36 daily roundtrips, up from 29.
On March 11, the carrier will begin nonstop flights between Maui and Kauai, and add flights linking Maui with Hilo and Kona on the Big Island.
Hawaiian said the schedule will offer “new options for commuters and eliminate stopovers in Honolulu.”
From June 21 through August 18, Hawaiian will offer a daily Maui-Los Angeles nonstop with 767 aircraft.
Also, Hawaiian is adjusting the schedule of its twice-weekly Las Vegas-Maui flight to a morning arrival, allowing time for travelers to make onward connections to Hilo and Kona.