By Joe Brancatelli
For an airline based in Seattle, Washington, and named after the 49th State, Alaska Airlines is doing an awful lot of flying to Hawaiian airports these days. About 10 percent of the carrier’s service now operates to the 50th state and Alaska’s newest flight additions are in Hawaii. Effective September 20, Alaska will fly daily nonstops between Portland, Oregon, and Honolulu. Daily flights between San Diego and Kahului, Maui, begin on October 1. There’ll even be seasonal service between Portland and Kona on the Big Island beginning November 12.
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