Updated July 1, 2020 - 3:45 pm
Hawaiian Airlines will resume service to the U.S. mainland, including to the “ninth island” of Las Vegas, next month.
Nonstop service will be available to Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Phoenix, San Jose and Oakland, California, beginning Aug. 1.
The restart of service is in conjunction with the Hawaiian government easing its required 14-day quarantine for those traveling from outside the island chain. To be allowed into Hawaii and not face the quarantine, travelers must first test negative for the coronavirus.
“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 kama’aina reconnecting with family and friends on the U.S. mainland.”
Hawaiian will also increase neighbor island flights to offer increased connectivity among Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the island of Hawaii.
Hawaiian also plans to resume weekly service between Honolulu and American Samoa on Aug. 6. Service to the carrier’s international markets remains suspended because of restrictions on inbound travel.
Once the service additions are in place, the airline will operate an average of 252 weekly flights connecting Hawaii to the U.S. mainland and 114 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands.
Passengers must follow the health and safety protocols Hawaiian implemented in May, which includes wearing face coverings, social distancing on board and at airports, and enhanced cleaning measures.