Hawaiian Airlines to Restart the Two Longest Domestic Flights in the U.S.

By Kurt Stolz on 22 October 2020
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Honolulu from the air

Hawaiian Airlines said it plans to restart its two longest flights to the mainland in December.

The two flights were temporarily suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the closing of the Hawaiian border to tourists.

The move comes as the state began to exempt travelers who can present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure from a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.

At 5,095 miles (8,199 kilometers), the new Hawaiian Airlines non-stop flight from Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts to Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu surpasses the previous record-holder for the country’s longest domestic flight, New York-Honolulu, of 4,970 miles (8,000 kilometers), by 115 miles (185 kilometers). The Boston flight was introduced last April.

“Having Hawaiian open new routes like Boston spreads the spirit of aloha to more of the planet, said Hawaii Governor David Ige at the time of the launch.

Hawaiian will operate the thrice-weekly New York service and twice-weekly Boston flights using Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which have 18 fully lie-flat seats arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration in the first-class cabin, 68 seats in the premium-economy lite section, and 192 in coach.

In addition to flights to New York and Boston, the Honolulu-based carrier said it would also restart its service to Long Beach, California. It will operate this route using Airbus A321 aircraft.

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