Hawaiian Airlines, the carrier of the city of Hawaii, is bringing back more flights and routes between the Americas and Hawai’i to accommodate guests who will have the option to bypass the Hawaii state quarantine with a negative COVID-19 before the test trip from October 15.
Hawaiian will resume non-stop service between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas from tomorrow, and between HNL and Oakland International Airports (OAK), Phoenix (PHX) and San Jose (SJC) on November 1.
By November 18, the airline will serve 10 cities on the west coast of the United States, including non-stop flights between Maui and Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, San Jose and Sacramento. Hawaiian is also increasing frequencies on the existing non-stop service between HNL and six cities on the west coast of the United States, namely Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
“We are encouraged by the positive response to the state’s decision to welcome travelers back to Hawai’i, and we are resuming service in key markets to provide our customers with more options for visiting our islands.” said Brent Overbeek, senior vice president of revenue management and network planning at Hawaiian Airlines. “While our experience on board may seem a little different these days, we are delighted to share our Hawaiian hospitality with our guests and encourage everyone to travel pono (responsibly) to ensure the safety of others and of our communities. “
Hawaiian guests departing from LAX and SFO will have access to practical COVID-19 driving tests be exempt from Hawaii state quarantine and begin enjoying the islands upon arrival.
Meanwhile, Hawaiian is restarting international passenger service tomorrow with a weekly flight between HNL and Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT). The carrier, which has operated cargo-only flights between HNL and NRT since June, will resume passenger service to support essential travel between the two cities after suspending flights in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaiian continues to provide the most connectivity in all of the Hawaiian Islands through passenger and freight services.
Hawaiian “Keep you safe” Enhanced cleaning includes frequent disinfection of lobby areas, kiosks and counters, electrostatic spraying of aircraft cabin, plexiglass barriers at staffed airport counters, and distribution of disinfectant wipes to all guests. The carrier added last month a new step to its registration process requiring customers to complete a health recognition form indicating that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and that they will comply with company requirements updated mask policy for their entire trip. Hawaiian will also continue to cap cabin capacity at 70% until December 15 to allow for onboard distancing.
All travelers arriving in Hawai’i or traveling between the islands must adhere to state travel restrictions and complete the state’s online form. Safe Travels Hawai’i Form.