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United’s new nonstop flight between Orange County and Honolulu takes off

Today, United launched a new daily nonstop service between John Wayne County Airport (SNA) and Honolulu (HNL), providing customers in Orange County with a convenient option for a Hawaiian getaway just in time for summer. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 737-700 aircraft and is the only nonstop flight between the two cities.

“This is the first new route we’ve launched from Orange County since before the pandemic, so it’s an exciting day for us and our customers,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances. “We know everyone is dreaming of summer getaways and we want United to be their top choice for the most seamless travel experience to Hawaii. Customers traveling from Orange County will not only benefit from saving travel time with this new nonstop service, but with a valid negative COVID-19 test they can be pre-cleared, skip the document screening process in Hawaii and start their vacation immediately.”

“As more people take to the skies and make plans for the summer travel season, we’re excited to welcome the addition of Honolulu, Hawaii to our list of more than 30 nonstop destinations in the U.S. and Mexico and provide even more travel options to our guests who rely on us for unparalleled service and convenience,” said Barry Rondinella, John Wayne Airport Director.

United is committed to helping safely restore travel to Hawaii and has introduced a number of solutions to make it easier for customers to understand and follow safety requirements throughout the islands. Earlier this year, the airline announced that customers traveling to Hawaii who have a valid negative COVID-19 test can show their results before boarding to save time and skip document screening lines upon arrival. United is also making it easier to get the right tests to avoid Hawaii’s 10-day quarantine by making approved COVID-19 tests available to all customers traveling to the islands no matter where in the U.S. their travel begins.

Additionally, the airline recently introduced a new digital solution, “The Travel-Ready Center,” where customers can review COVID-19 entry requirements, find local testing options and upload any required testing and vaccination records for travel, all in one place.

United has served Hawaii for more than 70 years and was the first airline to introduce flights between the mainland and Kona and Maui in 1983. United remains a pioneer in connecting travelers to the Islands, launching the first-ever service between Chicago and Kona and between New York/Newark and Maui this summer, along with the new Orange County service to Honolulu.

Interior of the inaugural flight of United Airlines from John Wayne Airport to Honolulu. Courtesy photo.
Interior of the inaugural flight of United Airlines from John Wayne Airport to Honolulu. Courtesy photo.

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