Delta to Restart Longest Domestic Flight, New York to Honolulu

By Anna Breuer on 19 February 2022
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Delta’s Mai Tai as served on a New York-Honolulu non-stop flight

Delta Air Lines announced plans to restart what will be the longest domestic flight in the United States and one of the longest domestic flights in the world, non-stop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

The flight, at 4,970 miles (8,000 kilometers) is further from New York than is Moscow (4,650 miles or 7,483 kilometers) or Rio De Janeiro (4,810 miles, or 7,740 kilometers).

Hawaiian Airlines also service between the two cities and that and Delta’s are relatively new: Hawaiian introduced it in 2011 and Delta in 2014. Prior to that, several now defunct airlines including Pan Am provided service between the two cities  Delta suspended service on the route in 2020 amidst the pandemic-induced decline in travel.

Delta will operate the route with aircraft that feature Delta One business-class cabins that feature fully lie-flat seats that are 21” in width and extend to beds that are up to 81” in length.

In addition to the JFK route, Delta will relaunch non-stop service from Detroit to Honolulu in November and from Atlanta to Maui.

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