Alaska Airlines launches San Francisco-to-Kona service

Alaska Airlines has begun nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Kailua-Kona International Airport, the 31st new route launched by the carrier from California this year, the company said.

The new service is part of the largest network expansion in Alaska Airlines´ 85-year history and solidifies Alaska Air Group as the airline of nonstop flights from the West Coast to Hawaii.

Virgin America´s A320 family of aircraft will operate the new route, with three classes of service, power outlets throughout the cabin, custom leather seats with adjustable headrests and a selection of food and beverage inspired by local chefs.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.