American Airlines to Fly Non-Stop Between Honolulu and Charlotte
If Hawaii is in your travel plans, you will have a new travel option soon. American Airlines has announced that it will launch seasonal service between Charlotte Douglas and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on May 6. The Charlotte-Honolulu route is scheduled to operate twice a week through June 2. On June 3, that service will become daily through Sept. 7, Biz Journals reports.
American Airlines will use a Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 273 seats for this new route. The seating configuration includes 37 lie-flat seats, 24 premium economy seats, and 212 economy seats. This will be the longest route to Hawaii for American Airlines, but the carrier already serves the destination from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix.
While Hawaii has reopened to out of state travelers, quarantine and testing requirements are in place. The islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii are participating the state’s pre-travel testing program. Travelers must have their negative test results prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. Kauai is temporarily pausing participation in this pre-testing program. All incoming trans-pacific and inter-county travelers to Kauai will have to ay quarantine for 10 days.
The move comes as the airline is planning sweeping changes to adjust to new travel trends that are the result of the ongoing pandemic. The airline already said it is cutting several Transatlantic routes. American Airlines it will use its aircraft to add more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean.
In addition to the Charlotte-Honolulu route, American Airlines has added new domestic flights to Fairbanks, Alaska, from both O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and its home base of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.