Northwest Airlines To Fly Twice Weekly To Kona From Anchorage

See Where Those Humpbacks Spend Their Down Time

This is a quick item for our frosty brethren to the north who might be seeking a bit of respite this time o' year. If you're bundled up in a floor-length down parka, wool socks and a mink hat, then the folks at Northwest Airlines are proposing an offer to you. This week the carrier will launch direct flights between Anchorage, Alaska, and Kona, Hawaii aboard Boeing 757-300 jets. The route will run twice per week until April 8th (ironically just around the time that the sun comes back and us islanders might consider a trip to Alaska), on Wednesdays and Sundays. This new route complements NWA's five times weekly flight between Maui and Anchorage. The Anchorage-Kona flight will offer 200 coach class seats and 24 first-class seats.