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Alaska Airlines to Begin Trans-Pacific Hawaii Service from Oakland International Airport

Press Releases, Airport
May 6th, 2009

Press Releases

For Immediate Release
May 6, 2009

Alaska Airlines to Begin Trans-Pacific Hawaii Service from Oakland International Airport

Four Weekly Flights to Maui and Three Weekly Flights to Kona Beginning Nov. 9

Oakland, Calif. (May 6, 2009) — Alaska Airlines today announced plans to launch trans-Pacific flights between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and both Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, beginning Nov. 9, 2009. The new service marks Alaska Airlines’ first-ever from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Hawaiian Islands.

“Over the past decade there has been consistently strong demand for flights to the Hawaiian Islands from the Bay Area’s centrally-located and reliable Oakland International Airport,” said Deborah Ale Flint, assistant director of aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. “Bay Area residents love to start their vacation with an easy departure from Oakland, and these seven weekly flights to Maui and Kona make their travels that much easier,” continued Ale Flint.

Alaska will operate four weekly flights between OAK and Kahului Airport (OGG) on the island of Maui on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Three weekly flights between OAK and Kona International Airport (KOA), on the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island, will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flight times are as follows:

Alaska will use brand-new, high-tech Boeing 737-800 jet aircraft which seat 16 first class and 141 main cabin passengers. Flights to Maui and Kona are now on sale at www.alaskaair.com. These new flights are in addition to Alaska’s current schedule of flights between OAK and Seattle, and sister company Horizon Air’s service between OAK and Portland. Together, the two airlines are the second busiest carrier at OAK.

Service between OAK and Honolulu, Hawaii, is currently available. Bay Area travelers can now fly between OAK and the three most popular Hawaiian islands with the addition of Alaska’s Maui and Kona service.

About Alaska Airlines: Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Traditional Network Carriers (tie)" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM. For reservations and more information, visit www.alaskaair.com.

About the Port of Oakland
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Oakland International Airport
Rosemary Barnes
(510) 563-2892
[email protected]

Alaska Airlines
Bobbie Egan
(206) 392-5134
[email protected]