Hawaiian Airlines announced on Wednesday that they will welcome back North American travel from August 1st, 2020. Service between Hawai’i and most U.S. mainland gateways will resume for travelers choosing to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 testing program.
Yesterday (July 1st, 2020), Hawaiian Airlines announced the resumption of service between most North American gateway cities and Hawai’i from August 1st, 2020. Hawai’i will once again welcome guests who have chosen to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 testing program which is currently under development. The carrier will also increase inter-island flights providing more seamless connectivity between O’ahu, Kaua’i, Maui and the Island of Hawai’i. In Wednesday’s announcement, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO, Peter Ingram said,
“The layered safety measures put in place to protect our local communities promise to make travel to and from Hawai’i more accessible than in recent months. 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.”
Hawaiian Airlines suspended most of their flying in March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and state quarantine measures for arriving passengers. The carrier has continued to operate vital inter-island service as well as daily service between Honolulu and Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco in support of critical cargo shipments. From July 1st, 2020, Hawaiian Airlines resumed once-daily service between Honolulu and Portland and will add once-daily service to San Diego and Sacramento from July 15, 2020.
From August 1st, 2020, the State of Hawai’i will waive the quarantine requirement for arriving travelers who have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to departure and Hawaiian Airlines will resume nonstop service to Honolulu from six U.S. mainland U.S. gateways including Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Oakland. Additionally, the carrier will once again offer select U.S. West Coast to neighbor island routes including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose to Kahului and Maui as well as Los Angeles and Oakland to Līhu’e and Kaua’i. The airline will also resume service between Los Angeles and Kona on the Island of Hawai’i. Additionally, Hawaiian Airlines will resume weekly service between Honolulu and American Samoa from August 6, 2020, while international routes will temporarily remain suspended due to inbound travel restrictions. With the additional service announced on Wednesday, Hawaiian Airlines will offer an average of 252 weekly mainland and 114 daily inter-island flights in August.
Source: Hawaiian Airlines