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Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 8:35 AM - For Immediate Release

Hawaiian Airlines begins ticket sales for new nonstop service between Sacramento and Lihuʻe and Kona

Hawaiian Airlines announced it will expand service in Sacramento (SMF) with four weekly flights to Līhuʻe (LIH) on Kauaʻi, starting May 24, and three weekly flights to Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawaiʻi, effective May 25. Both routes, which went on sale today and will also be operated with A321neo aircraft, complement Hawaiian's existing services connecting SMF with HNL and Kahului (OGG) on Maui.

"I am pleased to share that Hawaiian Airlines has added new nonstop flights from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Līhuʻe and Kona," said Cindy Nichol, director of Sacramento County Department of Airports. "This is the first ever direct service to Līhuʻe, giving our customers yet another exciting option when planning their next island vacation."

Guests onboard Hawaiian's A321neos will enjoy authentic Hawaiian hospitality, including complimentary meals, and superior comfort with 16 luxurious leather recliners in the Premium Cabin, 45 Extra Comfort premium economy seats and 128 Economy seats.

Textiles and other materials throughout the cabin pay homage to traditional Hawaiian crafts such as bark cloth (kapa) and fishing nets. Other details range from sand-inspired wall panels to Hawaiian language signage and LED mood-lighting evoking Hawaii's soothing sunrises and sunsets.

Guests will have access to wireless streaming entertainment, USB outlets, and additional overhead stowage space. Hawaiian is currently equipping its fleet of 18 A321neos with high-speed Starlink internet, which will be offered complimentary to all guests on aircraft outfitted with WI-FI starting early next year.

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit