Hawaiian Airlines announced today that they will offer twice daily LAX-OGG service for 10 weeks, during the peak summer travel season, starting in June of 2013.
The first daily flight will be offered June 13 through August 25, 2013, with Flight HA 33 departing Los Angeles International Airport daily at 10:00 a.m. and arriving at Maui's Kahului Airport at 12:25 p.m. The return Flight HA 34 departs Maui daily at 1:55 p.m. and arrives in Los Angeles at 10:05 p.m.
Hawaiian's second daily flight will be offered from June 20 through August 14, 2013, with Flight HA 55 departing Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m. and arriving on Maui at 3:55 p.m. The return Flight HA 56 will depart Maui at 10:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles the following morning at 6:10 a.m.
I could be wrong but I believe this will be the first time HA has offered scheduled service from any of its west coast gateways to the islands during the early afternoon hours. Flight 55 will depart LAX at 1:30pm. HA has offered a daily late afternoon flight between LAX and HNL for several years but I can't recall any HA flights departing the west coast this early in the afternoon.
Both new flights will be flown with 767 Aircraft.