Mechanical problems on one of Allegiant Air's Boeing 757s on Sunday stranded overnight 187 passengers who were on the airline's flight to Maui from Bellingham, Wash., one of the airline's newest routes, an airline spokesman said.
The problems were resolved, and the fight took off Monday, spokesman Carl Zablotny said Thursday.
Allegiant Air launched its Bellingham-to-Maui route Nov. 14. It provides round-trip service between the two destinations two times a week, Zablotny said.
Two other flights bound to Honolulu from Bellingham and Stockton, Calif., were delayed because those aircrafts ran into mechanical issues, he added.
In total, 662 passengers were affected on the three flights.
"We have to make sure the planes are able to fly. That's our main concern," Zablotny said. "It's just unfortunate. Nobody is happy when a flight is delayed. We just have to deal with those problems when it comes."
Passengers who had to spend the night in Bellingham were given accommodations, two meal vouchers and $150 in vouchers for their next trip. The airline paid for the visitors' unused accommodations on Maui.
Of the 662 passengers affected, only 13 asked for a full refund, which also was available, Zablotny said.