Airlines to fly year-round from Anchorage to
Alaska Airlines Inc. announced Wednesday that
it plans to offer year-round direct flights
between Hawaii and Anchorage, but some Alaskans
are worried that the lack of competition for
the route could lead to higher fares over the
decision comes after Alaska bought out Hawaiian
Vacations Inc., the only company that was offering
Airlines is stepping up to provide roughly the
same amount of flights per week that Hawaiian
Vacations offered on its chartered flights,
company spokeswoman Caroline Boren said.
Seattle-based carrier had previously announced
Anchorage to Honolulu flights will operate daily
between Dec. 9 and April 26 and twice weekly,
on Fridays and Saturdays, between April 27 and
Oct. 25, the airline said.
the buyout has raised some concerns among Alaskans
about rising ticket prices to Hawaii.