Alaska Airlines launched two further routes to Hawaii in the last week. On 8 November, the airline connected Bellingham, WA (BLI), located near the border to Canada and Vancouver, with Kahului, HI (OGG) on the island of Maui. This is the airline’s second route to the state of Hawaii from Bellingham after its Honolulu services. Flights on the new route operate seasonally until 14 April; four times a week with the airline’s 157-seat 737-800s. Allegiant is just about to start competing with two weekly flights from 14 November. On 10 November, Alaska Airlines also connected Anchorage, AK (ANC) with Kona, HI (KOA) on the Big Island – its third Hawaiian route from Alaska’s largest city. Flights operate once a week with 737-800s until 7 April.