Hawaiian announces new Maui-Las Vegas service

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines has announced the launch of its first-ever nonstop service between Maui and Las Vegas.

The carrier says it designed the twice-weekly schedule so Maui residents can make the most of their stay in Las Vegas.

Flight 32 departs Maui's Kahului Airport on Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. and arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas at 4:35 p.m..

Hawaiian says that will give its passengers enough time to enjoy a full evening in Las Vegas on their first day.

Flight 31 departs Las Vegas on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:25 p.m., arriving on Maui at 9:25 p.m.

The airline says the timing allows residents to enjoy a full final vacation day in Las Vegas before arriving home for a good night's sleep.

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