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Hawaiian adds daily flights this summer between Oakland and Kailua-Kona

Hawaiian will serve all four main islands from the East Bay

Press Releases, Airport
March 8th, 2022

Oakland, Calif. – March 8, 2022: Hawaiian Airlines is offering Bay Area travelers more convenient options to visit Hawaii this summer by adding daily nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Kailua-Kona (KOA) on Hawaii Island. Seats are on sale now and flights begin on June 15th, 2022 and run through September 6th, 2022.

Westbound – Daily:     Depart OAK 8:10 AM - Arrive KOA 10:40 AM

Eastbound – Daily:      Depart KOA 11:55 AM - Arrive OAK 8:10 PM

Travelers will enjoy the airline’s warm Hawaiian hospitality onboard a modern, quiet, and fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo aircraft featuring 16 luxurious leather recliners, 44 Extra Comfort seats and 128 main cabin seats.

“The Kona Coast has been an increasingly popular destination for Bay area travelers, and we are pleased to once again offer our Oakland guests convenient nonstop service to the Island of Hawaii,” says Brent Overbeek, senior vice president of network planning and revenue management at Hawaiian Airlines. The airline previously offered these flights during the summer of 2016.

The seasonal route will become Hawaiian’s fourth daily flight connecting the San Francisco East Bay and the islands, joining existing nonstop service between OAK and Honolulu on Oahu, Kahului on Maui, and Lihue on Kauai.

“OAK welcomes the new nonstop flights to Kona on Hawaiian Airlines. This means even better options for Bay area travelers thinking about planning a Hawaiian getaway this summer,” says Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Bryant L. Francis. “We also know that residents on Hawaii island have deep ties to the East Bay and the new service makes it that much easier for them to visit, too.”

Flights are available for sale at HawaiianAirlines.com.

 

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 17 years (2004-2020) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and was named No. 1 U.S. airline by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards. Consumer surveys by Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi.

Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 130 flights within the Hawaiian Islands, daily nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 16 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Japan, South Korea, Sydney, and Tahiti. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian’s Auckland flights remain suspended.

 

The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.

 

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact.

Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping, and dining and more, can be found at  www.oaklandairport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Media Contact:

Kaley Skantz – Airport Spokesperson              kskantz@portoakland.com