America West airlines is on track to add Hawaii to their flight
itinerary, but don’t expect to book a trip any time soon.
The budget carrier is about halfway through the 18-month process to
receive Federal Aviation Administration approval, officials
The FAA is evaluating 13 of the airline’s Boeing 757s to assure
they can make the trek across the ocean, but if these 196-passenger
planes are approved early next year, they still might not be
Hawaii-bound, officials said.
“We hope that once we get our aircraft certified, we can look to
see if flying to Hawaii is a viable option,” said Phil Gee, an
America West spokesman, adding that the airline has recently
started training flight attendants and cabin crews for the
With hubs in Las Vegas and Phoenix, America West mainly offers
flights in the western U.S. and currently offers flights to Hawaii
via a partnership with Hawaiian Airlines.