Hawaiian Airlines announces delay in Airbus delivery, removes two Bay Area flights as a result
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Hawaiian Airlines announces delay in Airbus delivery, removes two Bay Area flights as a result

HONOLULU — Due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of its new Airbus A321neo fleet, Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will be removing two seasonal summer flights and deferring another between the Bay Area and Hawaii from its schedule.

The airline will no longer offer a previously announced extra flight between San Francisco and Honolulu as a summer addition to its regular year-round service, and will not operate a flight between Oakland and Kona for the time being.

Service between Oakland and Lihue, originally scheduled to commence April 11, will be deferred until July 5.

Guests already booked on these flights will be re-accommodated on other Hawaiian Airlines flights from the Bay Area to their final destination.

“We know how popular our seasonal summer flights have become, and we regret being unable to provide the full scope of services we had hoped to offer out of the Bay Area,” said Brent Overbeek, Hawaiian’s vice president for revenue management and network planning. “In spite of these changes, we continue to be the top carrier among Bay Area travellers visiting our islands and look forward to welcoming our guests onboard this summer.”

A list of affected flights can be found at HawaiianAirlines.com/SummerScheduleChange. The airline’s reservations department is working to re-accommodate every passenger affected, and will call and email guests who have the earliest travel dates first.