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Hawaiian Airlines Is Resuming Its Longest Domestic Route Just in Time for Christmas

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by Eben Diskin Oct 26, 2020

Hawaii’s longest nonstop domestic route is resuming just in time for Christmas. The 10-hour flight between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is slated to resume on December 18. The Hawaiian Airlines flight used to run five times per week, but when it returns in December it will run two times a week. If all goes well, the number of weekly flights will eventually be increased to six.

When the Boston service first launched in 2019, Hawaii Governor David Ige told KITV, “We typically get more than 60,000 visitors from the greater Boston area. So, it makes it even easier for those visitors to get to the islands.”

Hawaiian Airlines is also planning to resume nonstop service from 13 other major US cities in December, including New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Long Beach, and Oakland.

Brent Overbeek, senior vice president of revenue management and network planning at Hawaiian Airlines, said in a statement, “We’re pleased with increased demand for travel to Hawai’i, and we’re excited to once again offer our East Coast guests the convenience of our nonstop flights as we welcome them to the islands with new health and safety measures.”

Given Hawaii’s new COVID-19 protocols, travelers will be able to avoid the 14-day quarantine if they show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

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