John Wayne Airport at last lands a direct route to Hawaii – Orange County Register

Soon after a nine-12 months hiatus, a direct flight to Hawaii from Orange County is returning to John Wayne Airport.

Beginning Saturday, vacationers can begin reserving summer season flights from John Wayne Airport to Honolulu aboard a everyday United Airways flight.

The day-to-day route, according to an announcement by the airline, starts May 6 and is scheduled to depart SNA every day at 8:30 a.m. and get there in HNL at 11:30 a.m. The return flight leaves Honolulu at 12:50 p.m. Hawaii time and lands at 9:10 p.m. in Orange County.

Direct flights from Santa Ana to Hawaii’s islands have had a stop-and-commence background. United was the very last airline at JWA to supply a quick trip to the Aloha Condition but canceled its flights in 2012. Those people routes were originally operated by Continental Airlines, which United acquired in 2010. Other direct routes ended up obtainable on Aloha Airways but ceased in 2008 soon after the airline went bankrupt.

Island-bound travelers have experienced to either connect to Hawaii-bound flights or fly out of Extensive Beach (most a short while ago), or Ontario or Los Angeles intercontinental airports.

United said tourists on the every day route who have proof of a unfavorable COVID-19 check can skip a document screening line on arrival in Honolulu. Hawaii currently has a necessary 10-working day quarantine in put for vacationers with out evidence of a adverse test.

COVID-19 rapid tests is offered at the airport, offered by Hoag Healthcare facility. The screening website is in Terminal B on the departure amount before the TSA safety checkpoint. Screening is open up to tourists as effectively as the encompassing group, with success obtainable inside of 15 – 30 minutes.

Officers with JWA also introduced on Friday a host of new routes and a new airline for the airport.

Allegiant Air has begun flying nonstop routes to Boise, Idaho, Grand Junction, Colorado, Medford, Oregon, Missoula, Montana, Provo, Utah, Las Vegas, Reno, and Spokane, Washington.

Solar Country Airlines is one more airline coming to JWA, delivering service to Dallas, and Minneapolis.

Southwest Airlines will restart its routes to Cabo San Lucas on the southern idea of the Baja California peninsula in March. The airline also will depart for Puerto Vallarta as of March 11.