Hawaiian Airlines to fly medical folks free, plus sets new schedule

Hawaiian Airlines announced it will will provide complimentary Neighbor Island flights for medical professionals during the month of April to support travel associated with COVID-19 response efforts. The airline is partnering with Hawai‘i’s leading healthcare providers to maintain and facilitate the delivery of critical medical services to communities statewide.

Partner organizations include the Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated (HEPA), The Queen’s Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, and Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc.

Hawaiian Airlines also announced a new Neighbor Island flight schedule.

Effective April 4, Hawaiian will be providing a total of 16 daily roundtrip flights, three daily roundtrips, between Honolulu and Hilo and Kona, Kahului on Maui, and Līhu‘e on Kaua‘i.

The airline will also keep serving both Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i from Honolulu with aircraft operated by ‘Ohana by Hawaiian, which is also providing all-cargo service carrying critical goods statewide.

Details on Hawaiian’s revised schedule are available at the website hawaiianair.com

In the meantime, Hawaiian has suspended service between HNL and Pago Pago (PPG) for at least 30 days at the request of the American Samoan government which is seeking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The airline, which is pausing once-weekly service through at least April 23, remains in close contact with the U.S. territory and stands ready to resume flights as soon as permitted to do so.