On 13 June, history was made at Oakland Airport, as Hawaiian Airlines commenced its first ever non-stop flight to Kona. The achievement was marked with dance performers, live Hawaiian music and hula at the gate.
- Hawaiian Airlines increased its seasonal offering with the launch of a new summer route from Kona, HI (KOA) to Oakland, CA (OAK) on 13 June. The 3,830-kilometre sector will be served four times weekly until 15 August, utilising the carrier’s 259-seat 767-300s. Competition on Hawaiian’s new airport pair is provided by Alaska Airlines, which operates four weekly flights. Starting 15 Jun, Hawaiian will commence a new service from Oakland and Lihue, which will be operated thrice-weekly. Commenting on the route launch, Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland, said: “The additional flights to Kona and Lihue come just in time for the peak summer travel season and they combine Hawaiian Airlines award winning onboard service with the convenience and reliability of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Travellers will experience our shared commitment to customer service excellence with the Aloha Spirit on these flights from Oakland.”