Hawaiian Airlines to resume Auckland route from July

More than 2-year COVID hiatus from New Zealand set to end

Hawaiian Airlines will recommence non-stop flights between Hawaii and New Zealand from 2 July 2022.

From this date, the Honolulu-based carrier will relaunch three-times-weekly nonstop flights to Auckland, ending a more than two-year-long suspension due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.

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“Our July return comes at just the right time as Kiwis looking to get away this winter can now take a much-needed tropical escape to the Hawaiian Islands or visit the continental United States. We look forward to welcoming them back with our authentic Hawaiian hospitality and unparalleled onboard service,” said Andrew Stanbury, Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines.

“The resumption of our New Zealand service, along with the restart of our Sydney service in December, completes the reopening of our Oceania market – an integral piece of our company’s post-pandemic recovery.”

HA445 will resume on 2 July, departing HNL Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:25pm and arriving at AKL at 9:45pm the next day. Beginning 4 July, HA446 will depart AKL on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 11:55pm, with a 10:50am same-day arrival at HNL.

Andrew Stanbury, Regional Director, Australia/New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines

The timing into Honolulu provides onward connection to Hawaiian Airlines’ four neighbour island destinations. Kiwi travelers also regain access to the carrier’s extensive US domestic network of 16 gateways, including new destinations in Austin, Orlando, and Ontario, California, with the option to experience a stopover on the Hawaiian Islands in either direction.

Hawaiian Airlines introduced flights to the New Zealand market in March 2013. It will continue to operate its AKL-HNL route with 278-seat, Airbus A330 aircraft featuring 18 Premium Cabin lie-flat leather seats, 68 of its popular Extra Comfort seats and 192 Main Cabin seats.

Passengers arriving in Hawaii must comply with US federal travel requirements, including providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a negative test result obtained no more than one day prior to travel. Non-citizens traveling from Hawaii to New Zealand need to submit proof of vaccination and a negative test result before entering the country, and take two rapid antigen tests upon arrival.

New Carbon offset initiative

Concurrently, Hawaiian Airlines is now enabling passengers to offset the carbon emissions for their air travel by supporting projects that assist reduce deforestation, in partnership with Conversation International.

“Following our pledge last year to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we wanted to also give our guests – both visitors to Hawaii as well as our island residents – the opportunity to reduce the impact of their individual emissions when travelling with us,” said Alanna James, Managing Director of sustainability initiatives at Hawaiian Airlines.

“Conservation International offers a simple and meaningful way for our guests to support climate action, and we are delighted to welcome them onboard as partners in minimising our environmental impact.”

Hawaiian Airlines carbon calculator

Passengers can determine their flight emissions by using Hawaiian’s carbon calculator, based on their origin and end destination. Donations will directly fund projects led by Conservation International that generate high-quality, independently verified carbon credits that protect forests and support local communities.

More details at conservation.org/corporate-engagements/hawaiian-airlines.

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