Hawaiian Airlines will begin a new flight between Los Angeles and Maui on July 1, dumping more than 100,000 seats per year into an already crowded market.
Hawaiian will be using an Airbus A330 for the flight, with 294 seats — 18 in first class and 276 in economy. The plane has two aisles and while I’m not sure passengers prioritize “widebody” service anymore, it should be noted that most of Hawaiian’s competitors have switched to smaller planes in recent years.
On most days, United flies 757s and 737s to from L.A. to Maui, while Delta flies 757s. In the current schedule, American does fly a double-aisle 767 on most days, as well as the smaller 757.
Previously, Hawaiian was in this market on a seasonal basis between June 13 and August August 25 with double daily 767 flights.
Hawaiian has generally routed much of its Hawaii traffic through its Honolulu hub, but the airline says it has been building up its Maui operation. It now calls Maui a hub.
Here’s the flight schedule.
|Flight Route||Departure||Arrival||Start Date|
|OGG-LAX||3:40 p.m.||11:55 p.m.||7/1/2014|
|LAX-OGG||11:15 a.m.||1:45 p.m.||7/2/2014|
And here’s the full Hawaiian route map. (If you have trouble reading it, you can also find it here.)