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United Airlines Bolsters Hawaiian Network

Chicago-based United Airlines boosted service on four of its routes to Hawaii over the summer, The Points Guy reports. The updates, which last through October, are an indication of United’s confidence on an imminent travel recovery within the U.S. United will start flights between Newark and Maui as well as from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Kona on June 3, a move that was initially announced back in September. But United announced that it will launch the routes with five…

United Airlines Expands Hawaii Options With Three New Routes

United Airlines has announced new flights from the United States mainland to the Hawaiian Islands. The airline will add three new routes, including two completely new routes that have not been previously operated by another airline. The additional flights to Hawaii continue the industry-wide trend of expanding flight options to…

Hawaiian Airlines Commemorates Special Month For Native Language

In an industry notoriously known for having the ability to challenge uncertainty and competition through business models and calculations, the COVID-19 crisis created a significant amount of doubt, pushing major airlines to use their maximum capabilities. The ongoing dilemma left several major airlines scrambling to modify schedules, suspend routes and…

XpresCheck Partners with Hawaiian Airlines to Offer COVID-19 Tests in…

On Monday, XpresSpa subsidiary XpresCheck announced it has partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to create COVID-19 rapid-testing centers in select airports with nonstop flights to Hawaii. According to GlobeNewswire, the company will operate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport…

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Continental U.S. Presence In 2021

Following a $97 million loss during the third quarter and the announcement of Boeing 787 delivery deferrals until 2022, Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its continental U.S. network for 2021 as travel begins to rebound. The Honolulu-based airline will fly to three more U.S. mainland destinations next year including Austin; Ontario,…

Hawaiian Suspends Inter-Island Passenger and Cargo Flights to Molokai, Lanai

Hawaiian Airlines is indefinitely suspending inter-island services from Honolulu to Moloka‘i, Hawaii and Lāna‘i, Hawaii. The services are operated by its fully-integrated subsidiary carrier, 'Ohana by Hawaiian. The suspension, which starts Nov. 1, includes not only passenger services but also cargo-only services within the Hawaiian Islands. Due to low demand…

United Boosts International Network Amid Pandemic

While airlines brace for the possibility of upcoming layoffs, United Airlines has once again unveiled a list of new routes set to begin in the coming months. The carrier is well-known for engaging the public when it comes to its route announcements, from crossword puzzles with city names to short…

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Furloughs

While leisure travel has had a slight increase in the United States over the past few months, one state and its main airline have not been able to see the same growth. Hawaiian Airlines has suffered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a lack of demand and strict…

Trip Report: Flying Mokulele in the States

Essential Air Service (EAS) routes are vital to providing airline routes to small communities around the country. While some states have many cities that qualify, some have only one or two. The state of California currently has three EAS cities: Imperial, Merced and Crescent City. I found myself looking through…

Hawaiian Increases Domestic and Inter-Island Schedule

Demand for travel to the Hawaiian islands plummeted at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The island’s government-mandated a fourteen-day quarantine for arrivals to the island chain, as well as a quarantine requirement for inter-island travel. However, the government of Hawaii has decided to begin to gradually relax these restrictions…