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Alaska Airlines Adds Seasonal Service Between Anchorage and Kona, Hawaii

ANCHORAGE — Alaska residents will have convenient access to some of Hawaii's best snorkeling and the world-famous Kilauea volcano starting Nov. 10 when Alaska Airlines begins new weekly service between Anchorage and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The nonstop seasonal service to Kona begins Nov. 10 and ends April 7, 2013. The new service complements the airline's year-round daily service to Honolulu and seasonal service to Maui which begins Nov. 4 and ends April 14, 2013.

"Our loyal customers have been asking for Kona flights for years and we're delighted to expand our Aloha service to give Alaskans convenient, nonstop access to another great Hawaiian Island," said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines' regional vice president—Alaska. "Our customers will be able to enjoy Alaska Airlines' unique brand of service to and from Kona while earning 2,876 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles each way."

Summary of seasonal Anchorage-Kona flights:
 

Start date

City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency
Nov 10-April 6 Anchorage-Kona 1:15p.m. 7 p.m. Saturday
Nov 11-April 7 Kona-Anchorage 10 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Sunday
All times based on local time zones


To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares from $249* for tickets purchased by June 14 for travel from Nov. 10 to Dec. 23, 2012. 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).

Alaska Airlines will continue to celebrate its new service to Kona throughout the summer by giving away 49 tickets to Hawaii at fairs, on local radio stations and at other community events. Alaska residents can learn about the events at www.alaskaair.com/Club 49.

The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights offer Alaska's Northern Bites® meal service, which provides passengers in the main cabin with a hot meal for $6 or a cheese and fruit platter for $7. The flights also offer Alaska's inflight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device featuring more than 70 hit movies, along with television programs and other entertainment. The inflight entertainment players are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin.

Note to media: High-definition b-roll of Alaska Airlines aircraft in operation in Hawaii is available for download on the carrier's FTP site at www.alaskaair.com/media. Photos are also available in the carrier's online image gallery at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

* General terms and conditions: 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. Tickets are nonrefundable. Fares include all taxes and fees, including the Sept. 11 Security Fee, are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days Club 49 members are allowed to check two bags at no charge when traveling on Alaska Airlines to or from Alaska. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. Other restrictions—such as day of week and blackout dates—may apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-AlaskaAir for more information.

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