Alaska Airlines to add Hawaii services from Everett

An Alaska Airlines Airbus on final approach.
Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A321neo on approach to John F. Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

On June 9, Alaska Airlines announced its intent to launch Honolulu services from Seattle’s second airport, Paine Field (PAE).

Thus far, Alaska Airlines operate to Honolulu out of Seattle’s Tacoma Int’l Airport (SEA), and as of November 17, the company will be operating to the destination from the two Seattle airports.

The Paine Field airport serves as a greater alternative for travel to the northern points of Seattle, thus making it more convenient for travel to a certain group. Alaska Airlines started regularly scheduled operations into Paine Field in March of 2019.

Hawaii on the charts

Alaska Airlines puts Hawaii on the chart once again, this time with a second scheduled service out of the Seattle area and Paine Field Airport (PAE). As of November 17, the company will operate the Everett to Honolulu service with the fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft on a daily frequency.

The first part of the program will act under their Thanksgiving-Winter Holiday 2023 schedule until January 7, with the timetable as follows:

Start DateEnd DateCity PairDepartsArrivesFrequencyAircraft
Nov. 17 Jan. 7 Seattle/Everett-
9:10 a.m. 1:38 p.m. Daily737
Nov. 17  Jan. 7Honolulu-
 11:25 p.m.7:10 a.m. Daily737
Source: Alaska Airlines


Starting January 8, the route schedule will continue as a year-round service, also with daily flights. The time table will have changed slightly, looking as follows:

Start DateEnd DateCity PairDepartsArrivesFrequencyAircraft
Jan. 8 Year-round Seattle/Everett-
9:25 a.m. 1:40 p.m. Daily737
Jan. 8 Year-roundHonolulu-
 2:40 p.m.10:47 p.m. Daily737
Source: Alaska Airlines


On the new to-come service, Daniel Chun, director of sales, community and public relations in Hawaii for Alaska Airlines, said the following:

“For those traveling between Honolulu and Washington State, flying into Seattle/Everett will be a terrific, less congested option and a great way to access the greater Seattle area,”

“With this new flight, we’ll fly a combined six nonstops a day to the two Seattle area airports from Oahu, providing our leisure and business travelers with a variety of flight times that work best for them.”

Eight gateways to Hawaii

When the new route takes place, Alaska Airlines will offer services to Hawaii from eight West-Coast gateways, the gateways being Anchorage, Seattle/Everett, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Across these eight West-Coast gateways, the company serves the Hawaiian destinations of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Honolulu, spread over an average of 30 daily non-stop flights.

Alaska Airlines marked 15 years of service to the islands of Hawaii this past fall, commemorating the company’s first flight between Seattle and Honolulu on October 12, 2007.

The company launched services between Seattle, Lihue and Kauai roughly two weeks later, shortly followed by the launch of Honolulu services from Anchorage. In 2008, the company also began serving Kona on the Island of Hawaii and Kahului on Maui.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is a major American airline based in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 1932 as McGee Airways and started operations as Alaska Airlines in 1944.

Today, the airline operates flights to more than 115 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

It is known for its extensive network of routes in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, as well as its partnership with other airlines, including American Airlines and British Airways.

Alaska Airlines operates a fleet of more than 300 aircraft, including Boeing 737s and Embraer E175s. The airline offers a variety of classes of service, including first class, premium class, and main cabin, and has a frequent flyer program called Mileage Plan.

In recent years, Alaska Airlines has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

In 2020, the airline announced its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and it has taken a number of steps to reduce its environmental impact, such as investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft and implementing recycling programs.

Overall, Alaska Airlines is a well-regarded airline known for its customer service, reliability, and extensive route network in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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