• Joe Breitfeller

Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Service to Tahiti From August 7, 2021

Hawaiian Airlines will resume service to Tahiti following the launch of a pre-travel testing program between Hawaiʻi and French Polynesia that allows quarantine-free travel. From August 7th, the carrier will offer once-weekly service between Honolulu and Tahiti.

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 - Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines

On Friday (June 18, 2021), Hawaiian Airlines announced the restart of service between Honolulu and Tahiti from August 7, 2021. Following the launch of a pre-travel testing program between Hawaiʻi and French Polynesia, the carrier will resume once-weekly flights between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Tahiti’s Fa’a’ā International Airport (PPT). The route will be serviced with an Airbus A330. Since inaugurating service to Tahiti in 1987, Hawaiian Airlines has served as the leading carrier between Hawai’i and Tahiti.

In Friday’s announcement, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO, Peter Ingram, said,

“We look forward to reconnecting our islands, but most importantly, reconnecting family members who have not seen each other for over a year. We appreciate the tremendous work by the governments of French Polynesia and Hawaiʻi to open up travel between our regions.”

Passengers traveling inbound from PPT to HNL must complete and upload a negative test from L’Institut Louis Malardé, a state-approved testing partner of the State of Hawaiʻi. Customers traveling from Honolulu will require proof of vaccination and must comply with the Government of Tahiti’s entry requirements.

Hawaiian Airlines first resumed flight to Tahiti (HA481) will depart Honolulu at 15:35 on Saturday, August 7th and arrive in Tahiti at 21:30. The return flight, (HA482), departs Tahiti at 23:30 and arrives on Honolulu at 05:15 the next morning.

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, New Zealand and American Samoa.

Source: Hawaiian Airlines