Delta Airlines adding nonstop Hawaii flights from San Diego, Detroit in 2010


Delta Airlines is expanding its Hawaii flight schedule with daily service from San Diego, Calif. to Honolulu, and thrice-weekly nonstop service from Detroit, Mich. to Honolulu beginning in June 2010.

Delta’s new daily flights from San Diego, beginning on June 3, will be the carrier’s first between that city and Honolulu. Meanwhile, Delta’s three weekly flights between Detroit and Honolulu, beginning June 2, revives a nonstop route discontinued in 2004.

Tickets are available now for Delta’s San Diego-Honolulu flights at Reservations for the carrier’s Detroit-Honolulu flights will be available for sale on Dec. 5.

The airline did not immediately announce any special introductory fares for the new flights a la Alaska Airlines’ announcement of its expanded Hawaii flight schedule last month.

Delta’s San Diego to Honolulu flight will depart daily at 5:45 p.m. (West Coast time), arriving on Oahu at 8:45 p.m. (Hawaii time). Return flights from Honolulu to San Diego will depart daily at 10 p.m. (Hawaii time), arriving in San Diego at 6:50 a.m. (West Coast time). Lowest first-week fare we found: $837 one-way; $1,436 roundtrip.

Delta’s Detroit to Honolulu flight will depart Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12:10 p.m. (Detroit time), arriving on Oahu at 3:55 p.m.  (Hawaii time). Return flights from Honolulu to Detroit will depart Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:10 p.m. (Hawaii time), arriving in Detroit at 9:05 a.m. (Detroit time). First-week fares were not immediately available.

The new flights will be operated with Boeing 757 and Airbus 330 aircraft seating between 183 and 298 passengers. Atlanta, Ga.-based Delta Airlines currently runs a schedule of 106 weekly Hawaii flights between nine worldwide destinations and Honolulu, Oahu; Kahului, Maui; Lihue, Kauai; and Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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