By CBSLA Staff

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – Daily direct flights from the Long Beach Airport to Maui will start in March, Hawaiian Airlines announced Tuesday.

“Long Beach Airport is poised to continue providing a convenient and stress-free travel experience for trips to Hawaii,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia.

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The new flight will leave Long Beach daily at 8:35 a.m. and arrive in Maui at 12:35 p.m. local time, according to Kate Kuykendall, public information officer for the Long Beach Airport.

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Returning flights will leave Kahului Airport at 12:45 p.m. and arrive at 8:05 p.m. in Long Beach.

Hawaiian Airlines began flying from the Long Beach Airport to Honolulu in June 2018, but in April 2020, it added a second flight slot at the airport, which it will use to fly to Kahului Airport in Maui, Kuykendall said.

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