Hawaiian adds Manila seats
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines is adding seat and cargo-carrying capacity to its route between Honolulu and Manila to accommodate holiday and winter season demand.
The Honolulu-based airline says it's now using 294-seat Airbus A330 airplanes on the route instead of the 264-seat Boeing 767 jets.
It introduced the new planes to the route on Sunday, and will continue using them through the end of March.
Hawaiian flies the route four days a week.
The move adds 2,500 seats to the flights during the peak travel period. It also expands cargo capacity by 25 percent.
Alaska Air to increase service
HONOLULU - Alaska Airlines is adding to its seasonal service.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says the airlines' first Portland-to-Kauai flight will arrive in Lihue on Monday afternoon after an 11:20 a.m. takeoff from Oregon.
The seasonal service is an addition to the airline's existing schedule of flights between Portland and Honolulu, Maui and Kona.
The Portland-to-Kauai flight isn't the only addition. The Seattle-based airlines also will initiate seasonal service between Bellingham, Wash. and Maui on Thursday, adding to its Bellingham-to-Honolulu service.
Meanwhile, another seasonal route between Anchorage and Kona on the Big Island will commence Saturday.