SeaTac-based Alaska Airlines once again is expanding its repertoire of flights from the West Coast to Hawaii.
The company announced Friday that it would begin flying daily from two San Francisco Bay Area airports – Oakland and San Jose – to Maui beginning June 5.
The airline now flies from Oakland to Maui four times a week and from San Jose to Maui three times a week.
Alaska began flying from the mainland to Hawaii just 3½ years ago with flights connecting Sea-Tac with Honolulu. The airline now serves four Hawaiian destinations. It provides service to the islands from Sea-Tac, Bellingham, Anchorage, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose and San Diego.
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While the airline is bolstering its frequencies to Hawaii, it will discontinue its so-called “nerd bird” service between the technology centers of San Jose and Austin, Texas, on May 6. The airline will continue nonstop service to Austin from its Seattle hub.
The airline started the Silicon Valley-Texas route last year after American Airlines abandoned it.