Add this to the “there’s some good news and some bad news” file.
With the state of Hawaii reopening to tourists with an option to not quarantine, on August 1, Hawaiian Airlines recently announced their plans to resume scheduled flights to the U.S. mainland. It will be a smaller selection of flights, but that’s the case with just about every airline out there, right now.
Prior to July, Hawaiian Airlines had already started a reduced number of inter-island flights, as well as once-daily service to Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco.
On July 2 they began once-daily flights to Portland.
They will resume flights to Sacramento and San Diego on July 15.
And finally, on August 1, they’ll begin offering flights from Honolulu to Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Oakland, Phoenix and San Jose.
Select routes on their the airline’s medium-haul A321neo will also be re-introduced. Those will include from Kahului to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento; Lihue to Oakland and Los Angeles; and from Kona to Los Angeles.
All told, Hawaiian Airlines will operate about 250 weekly flights from Hawaii to the mainland and roughly 110 daily inter-island flights.
So that’s Hawaiian Airlines’ good news.
And then there are their eight employees who just tested positive for coronavirus.
The eight had recently attended flight attendant training at the airline’s home base in Honolulu. They were all tested after reporting that they were feeling sick and are, of course, now quarantining.
In a statement reported in the Pacific news, a Hawaiian spokesperson said:
We are supporting our team members in their recovery, helping contact anyone who may have been at risk of exposure, and reinforcing our office protocols to keep our employees safe.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled our flight attendant training for the next two weeks in order to deep clean our facilities. All of our instructors have been tested, and the approximately 60 employees who have been through our training program in the past week have been asked to self-quarantine and monitor their health.”
Like all U.S. carriers, Hawaiian Airlines has put multiple safety measures into effect, including social distancing, wearing face masks and enhanced cleaning. Hawaiian will, I’m sure, be addressing the issue within the company before they increase their flights on August 1.
But yep, good news and bad news.
#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands #wearamask
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