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Alaska Airlines Announces New Hawaii Flights From Bay Area To Kauai


Fares start at $179 each way for service beginning March 2011

6/25/2010 11:57:18 AM

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San Jose, Calif., and Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, on March 27, 2011, and between Oakland, Calif., and Lihue beginning March 28, 2011. Fares for the new routes start at $179 each way for tickets purchased by July 9, 2010, and travel through May 17, 2011.

The new flights will complement the airline's existing Hawaii service from San Jose and Oakland to Kahului, Maui, and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and new flights between Sacramento, Calif., and Kahului, which started in March of this year.

"The Hawaiian Islands are among the most popular leisure destinations that Alaska Airlines serves," said Joe Sprague, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "This winter we will have more than 100 flights a week to the four major islands from the U.S. West Coast. These new flights to the beautiful 'Garden Isle' of Kauai will be a great addition to Alaska's Hawaii service for our Bay Area customers."

Summary of new service:

Start Date City Pair

Departure Time Arrival Time Day of week Mar 27 San Jose-Lihue 7:20 p.m. 9:59 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sun Mar 27 Lihue-San Jose 9:20 a.m. 5:40 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sun Mar 28 Oakland-Lihue 7:20 p.m. 9:59 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Mar 28 Lihue-Oakland 9:20 a.m. 5:40 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Times are based on local time zones.
Flights are available for booking today at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

The new Hawaii flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. Inflight service includes meals for purchase in the main cabin, complimentary meal service in First Class and Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.

Alaska Airlines Vacations offers a full line of vacation packages for travel to Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and tours. For more information about Alaska Airlines Vacations, visit www.alaskaair.com/vacations.

Terms and conditions for Bay Area to Kauai fares: Tickets must be purchased by
July 9, 2010, for travel from San Jose starting March 27 and from Oakland starting March 28 through May 17, 2011. Fares are only available on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between
San Jose and Lihue and on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between Oakland and Lihue.

General terms and conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable: Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing) and U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice and other restrictions apply. Tickets are nonrefundable. Changes made at alaskaair.com incur a $75 per person change fee and any difference in fare. Ticket changes made through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or airport ticket counter incur a $100 per person change fee and any difference in fare. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. See checked baggage policy at alaskaair.com for more details.

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" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.
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