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November 2007

Pacific Northwest News

Alaska Air Inaugurates Service to Hawai`i

Photo by NWHIT
Kamuela Ka`Ahanui of O`ahu and Seattle blesses the maile lei to clear the path for the first Alaska flight to Hawa`i.

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines recently inaugurated service to Hawaii, operating its first daily nonstop flight between Seattle and Honolulu. Alaska also offers nonstop service between Seattle and Lihue on the island of Kauai. In December, Alaska will launch service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu.
The new Seattle-Honolulu flights depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 8:40 a.m. Pacific time and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 12:03p.m. Hawaii time. Return flights depart Honolulu at 1:33 p.m. Hawaii time and arrive in Seattle at 10:15 p.m. Pacific time. The new daily Seattle-Lihue flights depart SeaTac at 4:20 p.m. Pacific time and arrive in Lihue at 7:45 p.m. Hawaii time. Return flights depart Lihue at 9:15 p.m. Hawaii time and arrive in Seattle at 5:55 a.m. Pacific time. The service offers convenient connections for travelers in other cities served by Alaska Airlines and HorizonAir throughout the Pacific Northwest and state of Alaska.
The new flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights to Hawaii offer complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a Mai Tai or POG juice i n the main cabin, and Hawaiian-themed meal service in first class.

This year Alaska Airlines celebrates its 75th anniversary, marking the airline's growth from a single-aircraft operation in 1932 to one of the largest U.S. carriers.

~from Alaska Air

Photo by NWHIT
Alaska Air CEO Bill Ayer (right) opens the inaugural ceremony by getting help cutting the orchid lei from the the Mortons of Issaquah, (l-r) Charlie, Avery & Chaz.

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