Hawaiian Airlines has issued a press release announcing a new route between Las Vegas and the Hawaiian island of Maui. The route will utilize the carrier’s newest narrowbody acquisition, the Airbus A321neo, and operate at a frequency of four times per week.
Starting just in time for the Christmas holidays on December 15th, the flight will go from Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS).
Included in the press release, the president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, Peter Ingram said the following:
“Hawaiian has been carrying local residents to and from Las Vegas, and welcoming our Nevada visitors to Hawai‘i for over 30 years…We’re thrilled to once again offer the convenience of nonstop flights between the Valley Isle and the ninth island.”
*According to Nevada Public Radio, Hawaiians love Las Vegas – a lot. So much so that Las Vegas has the biggest population of Hawaiians outside Hawaii. Therefore, this is how the city gets its nickname as the “ninth island” of Hawaii.
Below is the chart provided by Hawaiian Airlines for the Maui to Las Vegas service:
Kahului (OGG) – Las Vegas (LAS)
|HA32||OGG-LAS||8:50 p.m.||4:30 a.m.||Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.||Dec. 15, 2019|
|HA31||LAS-OGG||6:30 a.m.||11:00 a.m.||Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sat.||Dec. 16, 2019|
The inaugural flight of their A321neo between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii took place in January 2018 on their existing Oakland (OAK) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) service. In fact, Airways Magazine wrote up a fairly extensive review of the experience. Since then, Hawaiian has been slowly taking deliveries of the A321neo.
The Main Cabin and Extra Comfort sections of Hawaiian’s A321neo do not have seatback inflight entertainment. Instead, guests in these cabins can stream entertainment to their mobile devices, tablets or laptops. According to the airline’s website, these cabins feature the following:
“Pivoting overhead bins provide extra space for your hand luggage. Tablet holders integrated into the seat back and USB power allow you to enjoy your own content or browse our own library on your own device.”
According to Wikipedia, the airline currently has 13 of the aircraft type in service with another five on order.
Additional route announcements
In the same press release, the airline also announced that it would be starting sales for two other new A321neo routes:
- A 3x per week nonstop service between Honolulu Airport (HNL) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) starting January 7th;
- And seasonal winter service between Maui (OGG) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from December 14th through January 5th.
Therefore, these new flights will complement existing daily nonstop service offered on each route with the airline’s fleet of wide-body Airbus A330s.
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