Virgin America begins flying today from San Francisco to Kahului, Maui (OGG) with connecting flights from most Virgin America markets – with introductory fares as low as $398 roundtrip. (Anytime you see a California-Hawaii fare at less than $400, it’s a deal!)
Virgin launched service to Honolulu, Hawaii last month (with similar sale fares) and says that Hawaii continues to be the number one tourism destination from the West Coast, with over 3.3 million visitors in 2014. And it’s also the #1 most requested award destination among frequent flyers.
The new Maui flights are on sale now and can be purchased here. Virgin’s Elevate members can redeem reward flights to Hawaii – with no black-out dates, for as few as 8,187 points today. Flyers can also find deals today* on connecting flights between Maui and many of Virgin America’s cities – including Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, San Diego and Washington DC (IAD).
Other airlines will likely match this and other low fares to Hawaii during the sale period (thru Friday night, Dec 4), so check around. (Currently only Hawaiian Air is matching, but I expect that to change…)
Virgin’s daily, nonstop flights will be operated with new Airbus A320 aircraft that it has taken delivery of this year, which are equipped with fuel-saving, ‘sharklet’ wingtip devices, allowing the airline to operate flights over longer-haul routes.
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