HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is bringing Hawai‘i closer to three more U.S. mainland cities: Austin, Texas; Ontario, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla. Travelers will be able to enjoy the carrier’s award-winning hospitality onboard nonstop flights from those airports to Honolulu beginning next year. Hawai‘i’s hometown airline will also expand service at Long Beach (LGB) with daily nonstop flights to Kahului, Maui (OGG), starting March 9.
“We are delighted to bring our superior value proposition to travelers visiting Hawai‘i from Austin, Ontario and Orlando, while adding service to Maui from Long Beach,” said Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines. “2021 is going to be a special time to experience Hawai‘i, and we can’t wait to welcome onboard guests from our newest cities.”
Beginning March 11, Hawaiian will offer two weekly flights between Honolulu (HNL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Orlando, in Central Florida, one of the largest U.S. travel markets to Hawai‘i without nonstop service and a popular destination for Hawai’i residents visiting its world-renowned attractions, will join Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) as Hawaiian’s third Eastern gateway city.
All guests will enjoy island-inspired complimentary meals and the roominess and superior comfort of Hawaiian’s 278-seat Airbus A330 aircraft, which feature 18 First Class lie-flat leather seats arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration tailored for couples, families and honeymooners, as well as business travelers. Hawaiian’s A330s are also equipped with 68 of its popular Extra Comfort premium economy seats providing more legroom and enhanced amenities, in addition to 192 Main Cabin seats.
Travelers on Hawaiian's nonstop flights to Honolulu from Orlando and Austin will be able to enjoy a premium experience in the comfort of the airline's lie-flat seating on the First Class cabin of its Airbus A330 aircraft.
“We are thrilled to announce that Central Florida residents can look forward to nonstop service to Hawai‘i, and that Orlando International Airport is officially Florida’s connection to the aloha state,” said Phil Brown, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This new service represents a significant investment that will strengthen economic, leisure and cultural bonds between two of the country’s top tourism destinations.”
In California, Hawaiian will connect Honolulu and Ontario International Airport (ONT) with five weekly nonstop flights beginning March 16. The airline will serve the route with Airbus A321neos, a quiet and fuel-efficient aircraft with 16 luxurious leather recliners in First Class, 44 Extra Comfort seats and 129 Main Cabin seats. Ontario will complement Hawaiian’s existing service at Los Angeles (LAX) and growing presence at Long Beach.
“We’re excited to be able to offer our community new nonstop service to Hawai‘i. It’s one of the biggest requests we get from travelers, and I know it will be an extremely popular route,” said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners. “I want to thank Hawaiian Airlines for their support and confidence in Southern California’s fastest-growing aviation gateway.”
Hawaiian will welcome travelers from Ontario, Calif., to Honolulu and from Long Beach to Maui with nonstop flights operated by its quiet and fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo aircraft.
On April 21, Austin will become the first south-central and 16th U.S. city in Hawaiian’s network, with two weekly Airbus A330 flights linking Hawai‘i with the capital of Texas and the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Hawai‘i is a popular destination among travelers from the Central Texas region, and in particular from Austin, the fastest-growing U.S. metro area in 2019.
“Even though this year has had unprecedented impacts to the airline and airport industries, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport remains committed to providing the best service we can to our passengers,” said airport CEO Jacqueline Yaft. “We know that many Central Texans will be eager to travel next year and we are excited to offer an easy and convenient way for them to explore Hawai‘i.”
Tickets are on sale at HawaiianAirlines.com.
Travelers planning a Hawai‘i vacation can visit Hawaiian’s “What to Expect” website to learn about the latest state of Hawai‘i entry requirements and its Safe Travels program. As a state of Hawai‘i trusted testing partner, Hawaiian is offering its guests dedicated, pre-travel COVID-19 testing services that guarantee processing times within 24-36 hours so they can receive negative results prior to departure and be exempted from quarantine.
Below is the full schedule for Hawaiian’s new routes:
Long Beach (LGB)-Kahului, Maui (OGG)
Orlando (MCO)-Honolulu (HNL)
Ontario (ONT)-Honolulu (HNL)
Austin (AUS)-Honolulu (HNL)