July Update: The State of Hawai’i has postponed the reopening of the state until September 1, and Hawaiian Airlines has postponed its expanded schedule.
Hawaiian Airlines announced it will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaiʻi and most of its U.S. mainland gateway cities on Saturday, August 1, 2020, when the state of Hawai‘i begins welcoming travelers who choose to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 testing program being developed. Hawaiian will also increase neighbor island flights to offer guests more seamless connectivity between O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, and the Island of Hawai‘i.
“The layered safety measures put in place to protect the health of our local communities promise to make travel to and from Hawai’i more accessible than in recent months,” said Peter Ingram, president, and CEO at Hawaiian Airlines. “We look forward to welcoming onboard guests who support and observe the protocols in place for responsible travel, including our visitors and kama’aina reconnecting with family and friends on the U.S. mainland.”
The airline, which suspended most of its flying in late March due to the pandemic and the state’s ensuing quarantine order for arriving passengers, has been operating a reduced neighbor island network and once-daily service between Honolulu and Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco to support essential flights and critical cargo transportation. Hawaiian has resumed a once-daily service between Honolulu and Portland and will add once-daily service to San Diego and Sacramento on Wednesday, July 15.
Effective Saturday, August 1, when Hawai‘i begins waiving its quarantine requirement for travelers who test negative for COVID-19 prior to departure, the carrier will reinstate nonstop service from six U.S. mainland cities to Honolulu, including Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and Oakland. Hawaiian also will resume select U.S. West Coast-to-neighbor island routes with its narrow-body Airbus A321neo aircraft, including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento to Kahului, Maui; Los Angeles and Oakland to Līhuʻe, Kaua‘i; and Los Angeles to Kona on the Island of Hawai‘i.
Hawaiian plans to resume weekly service between Honolulu and American Samoa on Thursday, August, 6. Passenger service for the carrier’s international markets remains suspended due to restrictions on inbound travel.
Following these service additions, the airline will be operating an average of 252 weekly flights connecting Hawai‘i to the U.S. mainland and 114 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands.
For details on flight frequencies and times, please visit HawaiianAirlines.com.