Hawaiian Airlines to add direct route between Salt Lake City and Honolulu
HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines began sales yesterday for new daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City (SLC) and Honolulu (HNL). Starting May 15, Hawaiian will being flying between Utah and Hawai'i with its 189-seat Airbus A321neo aircraft.
"We know this new route will excite travelers in both Utah and Hawai'i given our tourism and education ties, and shared Pacific Island communities. We are eager to strengthen these relationships when we launch our service next summer," said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram.
"We are thrilled to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to Salt Lake City International," said Bill Wyatt, executive director, Salt Lake City International Airport. "Hawaiʻi is not only a favorite destination for Utahns to vacation, but is also a popular location for family members to visit."
Utah has one of the highest concentrations of Pacific Islanders in the country with about 60,000 residing in the state. Salt Lake City becomes Hawaiian's 16th gateway city in the continental U.S., the most of any carrier serving the islands.
HA84 will depart HNL at 6:50 p.m. and arrive at SLC at 5:15 am the following day, while HA83 departs SLC at 7 a.m. with a 9:55 a.m. arrival at HNL – allowing guests to maximize their first day at either destination.
"Hawaiian Airlines' expanded service is a response to meaningful demand from one of our top 20 U.S. markets, and provides more opportunities for our kamaʻāina to travel and for friends and family members to return to Hawaiʻi," said Daniel Nāho'opi'i, Hawai'i Tourism Authority's interim president and CEO. "We appreciate Hawaiian Airlines and its longstanding commitment to serving the people of Hawai'i and bringing mindful visitors to our state."
Also yesterday, Hawaiian announced it will expand service in Sacramento (SMF) with four weekly flights to Līhuʻe (LIH) on Kaua'i, starting May 24, and three weekly flights to Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai'i, effective May 25. Both routes, will also be operated with A321neo aircraft, complementing Hawaiian's existing services connecting SMF with HNL and Kahului (OGG) on Maui.