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Alaska Air expands service to Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Alaska Airlines is expanding service from the Bay Area to Hawaii and stopping flights between San Jose and Austin, according to the company.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines said it will add daily flights between San Jose and Maui and between Oakland and Maui, bringing the total to 35 flights a week from the Bay Area and Sacramento to Hawaii.

The airline will continue its nonstop daily service between Seattle and Austin.

Daily flights between Oakland, San Jose and Maui beginning June 5.

The airline currently operates four weekly flights between Oakland and Maui and three weekly flights between San Jose and Maui. With the increase to daily service, Alaska Airlines will offer 35 flights a week from the Bay Area and Sacramento to Hawaii.

At the same time, the carrier is discontinuing service between San Jose, Calif., and Austin, Texas, effective May 6. Alaska will continue its nonstop daily service between Seattle and Austin.

"We wanted to align our San Jose and Bay Area service with our overall West Coast strategy," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "We're very committed to the Bay Area and expanding our Maui service to daily flights is a great benefit for our customers."

The new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

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