Alaska to begin nonstop flights to San Diego-Kauai

Alaska Airlines said Friday that it will add nonstop flights between San Diego and the Hawaiian island of Kauai next year.Seattle-based Alaska, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), will operate daily flights between San Diego and Lihue starting June 7, before switching to service to four days a week on Aug. 24.The airline also said it would begin new service between San Diego and Boston starting March 29.

Bolstered by strong demand from the business community and vacation travelers alike, we’re thrilled to announce convenient nonstop service from San Diego to historical ‘Beantown’ and the beautiful ‘Garden Isle,’ Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “With the addition of these two new routes, Alaska Airlines will offer 160 flights a week from San Diego to a dozen cities by next summer.The new route will apparently offer the first nonstop flights between San Diego and Kauai.United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Alaska currently offer one-stop service between the two destinations, while Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings Inc., offers service from San Diego to Lihue connecting through its hub at Honolulu International Airport.Alaska Airlines began flying nonstop between San Diego and Honolulu in 2011, a year after it started nonstop service between San Diego and Kahului on Maui.

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