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Hawaiian Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Kahului – Las Vegas Service

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines announced Sunday that their new service from Maui’s Kahului Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was now operational. The airline will offer four weekly flights between Maui and Las Vegas.

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A321neo Over Maui - Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines

Yesterday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that their inaugural flight from Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui and McCarran International Airport (LAS) was preparing for departure. Hawaiian will offer the service four times weekly and the route will be operated with an Airbus A321neo. The airline celebrated the new service at the airport with traditional Hawaiian music and lei for departing guests. Earlier in the day, the airline hosted a special giveaway event at Kahului’s Maui Sunday Market, where attendees were asked to show up with bags packed and prepared to board the inaugural flight (HA32). Two lucky winners and their guests received an all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas including a rental car provided by Avis and hotel accommodations compliments of the Las Vegas Convention and visitors Bureau. Commenting on the new service, Hawaiian Airlines’ Senior Vice President – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Brent Overbeek said,

OGG-LAS Flight Giveaway Winners L to R: Godfrey Akina, Nadine Bagda, Maurice Bediamol, Geraldine Oliveros - Photo Credit: Linn Nishikawa & Associates, Inc.

“We have a 34-year history of welcoming travelers between Hawai’i and Las Vegas, and the demand continues to grow at an incredible rate. Our nonstop OGG-LAS service represents our commitment to offer our guests the most convenient network between the Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. West Coast, and strengthens Hawai’i’s ties with the Las Vegas community.”

The inaugural flight (HA32) departed OGG at 8:50PM and arrived LAS at 4:30AM. The return flight (HA31) was scheduled to depart Las Vegas at 6:30AM this morning, arriving OGG at 11:00AM. Also commenting on the new service, the Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Authority’s Vice President of Global Sales, Chris Meyer added,

“We’re proud that Las Vegas is known as the ‘Ninth Island,’ and we couldn’t be more pleased that Hawaiian Airlines is adding this service and making travel between Las Vegas and Maui more convenient than ever. Vegas changes everything by taking every experience to the next level, and 2020 is going to be a huge year with the launch of a major new resort, sports and convention and meetings offerings. As Las Vegas continues to grow, we look forward to welcoming an ever-increasing number of business and leisure visitors from Hawai’i.”

Hawaiian Airlines has served Las Vegas from Honolulu since 1985 and currently offers up to three daily frequencies with an Airbus A330. The airline previously operated the OGG-LAS route between October 2010 and October 2012 with a Boeing 767. Guests on the new OGG-LAS route will fly on Hawaiian’s new quiet and fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo with 16 First, 44 Extra Comfort (premium economy) and 129 Economy Class seats. Customers will also enjoy complimentary meal service, IFE and USB outlets to charge personal devices, as well as ample overhead storage space.

Source: Hawaiian Airlines


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