Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Service to American Samoa Starting Next Week
Hawaiian Airlines will resume service between Honolulu and American Samoa with two monthly flights starting on Monday, September 13, 2021, and continuing through December 20, 2021.
On Wednesday (September 8, 2021), Hawaiian Airlines announced the restart of flights between Honolulu (HNL) and American Samoa (PPG) with two monthly flights from Monday September 13, 2021 through December 20, 2021. Twice-weekly service between HNL and PPG was suspended in March 2020 at the request of the American Samoa government due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, Hawaiian has operated a number of repatriation flights on the routes since January 13, 2021. Hawaiian Airlines is the only carrier offering regularly scheduled service between the two island chains. The route will be serviced with a 278-seat Airbus A330.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Hawaiian Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management, Brent Overbeek, said,
“We are delighted to bring American Samoa back into our network and welcome guests who have been patiently waiting for our flights to restart. As Pacific island neighbors, we understand how much our guests rely on our service and we look forward to safely reconnecting family and friends.”
Customers traveling to American Samoa must be fully vaccinated and present a negative CPVOID-19 test prior to departure. Guests traveling to Hawai’i will be required to create a State of Hawai’i Safe Travels account and upload a copy of their vaccination card or negative pre-travel COVID-19 test to avoid quarantine.
Hawaiian® Airlines, Hawai’i’s hometown airline, has been the number one U.S. carrier for on-time performance for the past 17 years. The carrier has been in business for 92 years and is Hawaiʻi’s largest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian Airlines offers more nonstop connectivity between Hawaiʻi and the U.S. mainland than any other airline, serving 16 gateways including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento. Hawaiian Airlines also recently introduced the first-ever nonstop service between Orlando (MCO) and Honolulu (HNL). Additionally, the carrier connects the islands with Japan, South Korea, Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the airline has temporarily suspended service to Australia and New Zealand.
Source: Hawaiian Airlines