Alaska Airlines will be flying from Kona, Hawaii from Sacramento, beginning in December of this year. The flight will operate three times a week and will be the only nonstop flight between the two destinations. Alaska Airlines currently offers nonstop service between Sacramento and Maui, Hawaii.

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“We know our customers love Hawaii, even in sunny California. That’s a big reason we’re excited to add this new connection between Northern California and the Big Island,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “This new route shows Alaska’s ongoing commitment to continued growth and investment throughout the West coast.”

Alaska Airlines averages 29 daily departures to Hawaii from the West Coast, including six California cities: Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

“We look forward to Alaska Airlines’ new route from Sacramento to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole launching this winter,” said Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch. “This will give travelers an additional nonstop avenue between the island of Hawaii and the West Coast, and support continued demand from Northern California. With this service, visitors can easily experience our destination’s rich culture and history, diverse climate zones, outdoor adventures and small town communities.”

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Tickets for the route go on sale June 19.

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