In December, Hawaiian Airlines announced three new non-stop routes to Hawaii from the mainland.
Today, one of its competitors, United Airlines, continues with its own wave of new non-stop flights.
Here’s what happens as we dream of better days traveling:
Non-stop flight between Orange County (Los Angeles) and Honolulu.
Starting May 6, United will offer LA another option to travel to Hawaii with a direct ride from Orange County (SNA) to Honolulu (HNL) on Oahu.
The flight will operate daily, departing Orange County at 8:30 am and arriving in Honolulu at 11:30 am local time.
Direct service between Chicago and Kona (Big Island).
From June 3, United will offer a non-stop flight between Chicago (ORD) and Kona (KOA) on the island of Hawaii.
Now that Kilauea volcano is erupting again, demand for the Big Island is expected to increase this summer (if Covid allows it, of course).
The flight will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Chicago at 10:15 a.m. and arriving in Kona at 2:35 p.m. local time.
Nonstop between Newark (New Jersey) and Maui.
Also starting June 3, a new route from Newark (EWR) to Kahului, Maui (OGG). United also offers a non-stop flight to Honolulu, but this new route allows travelers to fly directly to Maui without stopping.
The flight will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Newark at 8:10 am and arriving in Maui at 1:05 pm local time.
With the addition of these three new flights, United will offer more than 20 non-stop routes between the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands.
Everyone traveling to Hawaii must join the state’s Safe Travels program. Currently, a pre-arrival testing program allows visitors to bypass quarantine if they show proof of a negative Covid-19 test.