Aviation

Hawaiian Airlines to support medical workers with complimentary flights

Hawaiian Airlines will provide complimentary neighbour island flights for medical professionals during the month of April to support travel associated with COVID-19 response efforts.

The airline is partnering with Hawaii’s leading healthcare providers to maintain and facilitate the delivery of critical medical services to communities statewide.

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

Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Peter Ingram said: “This virus has presented an unprecedented test for all of us who call Hawaii home, and we are glad to be able to support the exceptional and important work our medical providers are carrying out across our islands each day to meet our state’s healthcare needs and help us overcome this challenge.”

The airline has also announced a new flight schedule designed to provide vital neighbour island connectivity in April, during the state of Hawaii’s 14-day self-quarantine requirement for inter-island passengers, except for those considered by the government to be traveling for essential work or needs.

Details on Hawaiian Airlines’ revised schedule are available here.

In the meantime, Hawaiian has suspended its service between Honolulu and Pago Pago 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 to at least 23 April 2020, remains in close contact with the US territory and stands ready to resume flights as soon as permitted to do so.

For more information about how Hawaiian is supporting travellers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the carrier’s COVID-19 hub.

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