According to www.cheaptickets.com today:
Alaska Airlines Expands into Hawaii
Alaska Airlines introduced its first nonstop daily service between Seattle and Honolulu on Friday, October 12th.
The flight is part of a wider expansion by the airline into Hawaii, with routes from Seattle to Lihue and Kauai due to commence on October 28th.
In addition, a nonstop service from Anchorage to Honolulu will be launched on December 9th.
Gregg Saretsky, Alaska Airlines’ Executive Vice-President of Flight and Marketing, said, “Our customers and employees have been waiting for this day — when Alaska says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii — for years.
“Customers now will be able to enjoy Alaska’s unique brand of service and earn Mileage Plan miles whether they’re booking a flight or a complete vacation package to the beautiful islands of Hawaii.”
All the new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-880 aircraft and passengers will be able to purchase Hawaiian-themed meals onboard.