Alaska Airlines adds new Hawaii routes with intro $169 fare

Alaska Airlines is expanding service to Hawaii with a new four-times-weekly Oakland, Calif. to Maui route, and a thrice-weekly route between Oakland and Kona, on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Service begins Nov. 9 on Alaska Air’s Oakland-Maui route, Nov. 10 on its Oakland-Kona route. An introductory $169 one-way fare is being offered on both routes for tickets purchased before May 21, 2009.

The Seattle-based carrier is also expanding its existing Hawaii routes—adding a second daily Seattle-Honolulu flight starting July 2, and moving up the launch of its already announced Portland, Ore.-Maui service to July 3.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (800) 252-7522.

With the added routes and expanded service, Alaska Airlines ups its Hawaii flight schedule to 59 flights weekly to four islands: Oahu, Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii and Kauai.

Alaska Airlines launched service to Hawaii in 2007, with flights to Oahu and Kauai.