Virgin America launches Los Angeles-Honolulu flights today


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Virgin America today expands its Hawai’i service with the launch of daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) with connecting flights from most Virgin America markets, offering Los Angeles travelers a fresh and upscale new travel option to Hawai’i.

On June 14, the airline’s Hawai’i schedule grows again with daily nonstop flights from LAX to Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG). The airline launched service to the Aloha state late last year, with the first flight from San Francisco touching down in Honolulu on November 2, 2015. Hawai’i remains the ‘most wanted’ destination by members of Virgin America’s ElevateĀ® loyalty program and continues to be the number one tourism destination from the West Coast, with over 3.5 million visitors in 20151.

In honor of the new route, Virgin America is celebrating with a special “Now Serving Paradise” fare sale and complimentary champagne ‘POG mimosa’ toast for travelers onboard its inaugural flight. Upon touchdown in Honolulu the Hawai’i Tourism Authority will greet travelers with the tradition of Hawai’i’s aloha spirit upon arrival.

“Virgin America travelers have long asked for routes to Hawai’i and we’re thrilled to respond with the addition of service from Los Angeles just months after our popular flights from San Francisco began,” said John MacLeod, SVP of Planning and Sales at Virgin America. “Since we first launched service to Hawai’i last year, the response from guests has been extremely positive, and now we’re pleased not only to bring Los Angeles travelers a new travel option to an iconic destination, but also to open up a number connecting flights between Hawai’i and Virgin cities across the country.”

This new service adds to the airline’s recently launched daily service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to HNL and OGG, allowing for roundtrip connecting service between HNL and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Virgin America’s expanded service also offers roundtrip connections between OGG and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), San Diego International Airport (SAN), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), JFK, SEA, and LAS.

Starting today, Virgin America’s service from Los Angeles to Honolulu is as follows:

From To Depart Arrive Frequency
LAX HNL 10.35am 1.25pm Daily
HNL LAX 2.25pm 10.55pm Daily

Beginning June 14, 2016, Virgin America’s Los Angeles to Kahului-Maui service is as follows:

From To Depart Arrive Frequency
LAX OGG 9.35am 12.25pm Daily
OGG LAX 1.40pm 9.55pm Daily

“Congratulations to Virgin America for making Hawai’i easily accessible to its customers in Southern California and expanding its network for connections to major markets nationwide,” said George D. Szigeti, President and CEO of the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. “Virgin America’s in-flight hospitality is a hit with its customers and will make a trip here even more welcoming as they come to experience Hawai’i’s culture, goodwill and natural beauty.”