Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Drive-Through Covid-19 Testing at Los Angeles and San Francisco Airports

By Kurt Stolz on 25 September 2020
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Hawaiian Airlines announced it would offer drive-through testing at a number of its gateway cities on the mainland.

The move comes a day after United Airlines announced it would offer in-airport testing for the novel coronavirus in San Francisco.

“It is critical to ensure that access to testing does not impede travel to Hawaii, for visitors or our kama’āina (residents),” said Avi Mannis, the airline’s senior vice president of marketing.

The Honolulu-based airline will offer Droplet Digital PCR shallow nasal swab tests –a screening method that meets state of Hawaii guidelines starting on or around October 15, the date on which the state will begin to exempt travelers with a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of departure from its 14-day quarantine period.

The first two locations will be near Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports.

The cost will be $90 for test results within 36 hours and $150 for same-day results.  United Airlines said Thursday it would charge $250 per passenger for in-airport tests with results in 15 minutes.

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