HDOT welcomes WestJet Dreamliner service to Kahului Airport

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Airports News, Main, News

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division welcomes WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner to Maui, which began service between Calgary and Kahului Airport (OGG) today, marking the first regularly scheduled Dreamliner service from Canada to Kahului.

“We are thrilled to share the spirit of aloha with our neighbors to the North,” said Director Jade Butay, Hawaii Department of Transportation. “The addition of seats from Canada is anticipated to generate a tremendous economic benefit for the state. According to data from the Hawaii Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), each visitor from Canada spends an average of $167 a day in Hawaii and year to date through the first three quarters of 2019 generated $783.9 million into the economy.”

WestJet plans to operate up to 50 weekly flights to four Hawaii cities. During peak seasons, it will operate 22 weekly flights between Kahului, Calgary and Vancouver and up to 28 weekly flights between Honolulu, Lihue, Kona and Vancouver. For additional flight details and information about the Dreamliner please visit the WestJet website by clicking here.

The Kahului Airport is the second largest facility in the Hawaii airports system. It welcomed more than 7.3 million total passengers in 2018. In total more than 37.5 million passengers flew in and out of Hawaii’s 15 airports last year, representing a 5.2% increase from the previous year.