Airlines have announced that they intend to launch a direct Maui Las Vegas
service from October this year. Initially this service will be twice a week
starting from 2 October 2010.
new service will be operated via Boeing 767-300 aircraft that is capable of
seating 264 passengers.
full media release from Hawaiian Airlines can be read below:
Hawaiian Launching Nonstop
Maui-Las Vegas Flights in October
WAILUKU, MAUI – Fulfilling the longstanding wishes of kama‘aina throughout Maui County,
Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it will introduce its
first-ever nonstop flight between Maui and Las Vegas, starting twice-weekly
service on October 3, 2010.
Peter Ingram, executive vice president and CFO of Hawaiian
Airlines, said the addition of three
new Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Hawaiian’s fleet this year
is giving the company increased flexibility to expand its Las Vegas service.
“We’ve known for a
long time how popular Las Vegas is with Maui residents, so we’re pleased to offer
this new flight to address that demand,” said Ingram. “At
the same time, we believe the convenience of this new nonstop service will
boost visitor traffic to Maui, as Las Vegas is home to so many people with strong
ties to the islands as well as a busy hub for flight connections on other
“This is great
news for our community,” said Mayor Charmaine Tavares. “Our residents will enjoy
flying direct to a
favorite destination. Aside from being a fun vacation spot – many of our island
families have relatives and friends in Las Vegas. This new service will make it
more convenient for them to stay connected. I want to thank Hawaiian Airlines
for expanding their flight service and bringing this welcomed addition to Maui.”
Hawaiian’s new Las Vegas nonstop flight is designed for the
travel convenience of Maui residents.
Flight #32 will depart Kahului Airport on Mondays and
Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at McCarran International Airport at 4:35
p.m., giving enough time to enjoy a full evening in Las Vegas the first day.
Flight #31 will depart Las Vegas on Sundays and Wednesdays
at 6:25 p.m. and arrive on Maui at
9:25 p.m., allowing for a full final vacation day in Las
Vegas before arriving home in time to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
When Daylight Saving Time begins, the Las Vegas departure
and arrival times will be approximately one hour earlier.
Hawaiian will serve the Maui-Las Vegas route with its
wide-body Boeing 767-300 aircraft seating up to 264 passengers, resulting in
more than 2,000 new air seats per month. Passengers will be treated to the
hospitality of Hawaiian’s distinctive and award-winning “Hawaii Starts Here”
onboard service, showcasing the culture, music, natural beauty, and people of
Hawaii throughout the flight.
Maui-Las Vegas flight is the third nonstop flight that Hawaiian is adding to
its schedule this year between Maui and the U.S. mainland. This past weekend,
Hawaiian launched its first-ever nonstop flights between Maui and Oakland,
adding 24,000 new air seats for the peak summer season. On June 17, Hawaiian is
re-introducing seasonal nonstop service between Maui and San Diego for the
first time since 2008, providing an additional 18,000 air seats for the summer.