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Hawaiian Airlines expands flight schedule Aug. 1

This includes flights between West Coast and Kahului

The Maui News

Hawaiian Airlines announced Wednesday that it will be resuming a trimmed down version of its normal flight schedule between the Mainland and Hawaii, includes direct flights to Kahului Airport, beginning Aug. 1.

Gov. David Ige announced last month that flyers who receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to trans-Pacific flights to Hawaii do not need to quarantine for two weeks beginning Aug. 1.

Hawaiian Airlines will be employing its narrow body Airbus A321neo for direct flights between Kahului Airport and Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento.

The airline also said it will be increasing Neighbor Island flights.

“The layered safety measures put in place to protect the health of our local communities promise to make travel to and from Hawaii 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 kamaaina 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 cargo transportation.

Starting Wednesday, the carrier began once-daily service between Honolulu and Portland and will add once-daily service to San Diego and Sacramento on July 15.

Hawaiian plans to resume weekly service between Honolulu and American Samoa on Aug. 6. Passenger service for the carrier’s international markets remain suspended due to restrictions on inbound travel.

Following these additions, the airline will be operating an average of 252 weekly flights connecting Hawaii to the Mainland and 114 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands.

For details on flight frequencies and times, visit HawaiianAirlines.com.

In May, Hawaiian implemented a comprehensive health and safety program for guests and employees that includes the use of face coverings, airport and onboard spacing and enhanced cleaning measures.

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