Aston properties in W. Maui win awards
The Aston Kaanapali Shores and the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali have received quality assurance awards from MLT Vacations.
MLT Vacations is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and organizes vacation packages.
"The Quality Assurance Award recognizes hotels that achieve 99 percent customer satisfaction index and 99 percent product delivery performance with a minimum of 100 bookings," Aston Hotels & Resorts said in an announcement. "According to MLT, 2012 award results were measured against the experiences of more than 450,000 customers who traveled with Delta Vacations, Continental Airlines Vacations and Worry-Free Vacations from the U.S. and Canada."
Hawaiian to use bigger plane to N.Z.
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines plans to use a bigger plane when it launches nonstop service between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand, in March.
The airline said Tuesday that it will use a 294-seat Airbus 330 on the route instead of a 264-seat Boeing 767 as previously announced.
Hawaiian says it's responding to strong demand for the flights, which will operate three days a week.
Hawaiian has been rapidly expanding its service to the Mainland and the Asia-Pacific region. It will begin flying to Sapporo, Japan, next month. It started new routes to New York City and Fukuoka, Japan, earlier this year.