Hawaiian to add Austin, Ontario and Orlando

Hawaiian Airlines has made this announcement:

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, 2021.

Beginning March 11, 2021 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.

A330 First Class Lie-Flat 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.

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.


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, 2021 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.

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)

Flight Route Departs Daily Arrives Daily Start Date
HA72 OGG-LGB 12:45 p.m. 8:05 p.m. March 9
HA71 LGB-OGG 8:35 a.m. 12:35 p.m. March 10

Orlando (MCO)-Honolulu (HNL)

Flight Route Days of Week Departs Arrives Start Date
HA86 HNL-MCO Thu/Sun 5:15 p.m. 7 a.m. (+1 day) March 11
HA85 MCO-HNL Tue/Sat 8:15 a.m. 2:05 p.m. March 13

Ontario (ONT)-Honolulu (HNL)

Flight Route Days of Week Departs Arrives Start Date
HA74 HNL-ONT Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun 1:05 p.m. 9:35 p.m. March 16
HA73 ONT-HNL Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 9:05 a.m. 12:20 p.m. March 17

Austin (AUS)-Honolulu (HNL)

Flight Route Days of Week Departs Arrives Start Date
HA82 HNL-AUS Wed/Sat 10 a.m. 10:10 p.m. April 21
HA81 AUS-HNL Thu/Sun 10:10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. April 22

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