More Hawaiian Islands flights for Alaska

Alaska Airlines will soon have flights to and from the Hawaiian Islands more than 100 times a week.

Officials plan to add three-times-weekly flights from Sea-Tac Airport to Kona, Hawaii, starting Nov. 11. The airline also plans new four-times-weekly flights from Portland to Kona. Alaska Airlines already offers a daily flight from Sea-Tac to Kona. The SeaTac-based airline didn’t serve the 50th state at all until late 2007.

Alaska will offer daily non stop flights from San Diego to Maui, Hawaii, beginning Oct. 1. Portland-Honolulu trips start Sept. 20.

The airline already connects Sea-Tac with four Hawaiian islands and Hawaii with non stop flights to Anchorage; Portland; and San Jose and Sacramento in California.

Alaska said it also will bolster its service to Mexico with a seasonal San Diego-Puerto Vallarta flight from Nov. 12 through April 11, 2011.

The airline also plans to increase its West Coast connections starting Aug. 23, with four new daily flights between San Jose and Los Angeles.