America West Moves Closer to Offering Hawaii-Bound Flights

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 said. The FAA is evaluating 13 of the airline


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 said.


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 flight.
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.
 

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