Hawaiian Airlines will launch once daily non-stop service between Kaua´i´s LÄ«hu´e Airport (LIH) and Kona International Airport (KOA) on Hawai´i Island beginning Sunday, March 12, the airline said.
This is the first time in the airline´s history that it will connect LÄ«hu´e and Kona with a direct flight.
The 263-mile flight becomes Hawaiian´s longest neighbor island route, besting its flights between Hilo, Hawai´i Island (ITO) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on O´ahu by nearly 60 miles.
During the summer months, Hawaiian also offers direct flights from both Kona and LÄ«hu´e to Los Angeles and from LÄ«hu´e to Oakland, California. In December 2016, Hawaiian started its first-ever international service from Kona with thrice-weekly flights to Tokyo´s Haneda Airport.
Now in its 88th year of continuous service, Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai´i from 11 US gateway cities, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).