LONDON – Over the weekend, Delta Air Lines announced plans to expand its Hawaiian offerings ahead of the Winter 2022/23 season.
Honolulu and Kahului will be served by the carrier’s three bases of Atlanta, Detroit, and New York’s JFK.
The offerings are as follows, according to the press release from Delta:
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Kahului Airport
- Departs ATL at 11:00 a.m.
- Arrives OGG at 4:00 p.m.
Kahului Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Departs OGG at 5:25 p.m.
- Arrives ATL at 6:40 a.m. (next day)
Detroit Wayne County Metro Airport – Honolulu International Airport
- Departs DTW at 12:15 p.m.
- Arrives HNL at 4:00 p.m.
Honolulu International Airport – Detroit Wayne County Metro Airport
- Departs HNL at 5:00 p.m.
- Arrives DTW at 6:30 a.m. (next day)
New York – JFK – Honolulu International Airport
- Departs JFK at 9:00 a.m.
- Arrives HNL at 3:35 p.m.
Honolulu International Airport – New York – JFK
- Departs HNL at 4:55 p.m.
- Arrives JFK at 7:25 a.m. (next day)
The Atlanta to Maui and Detroit to Honolulu rotations will begin on November 19, 2022, with the JFK-Honolulu rotations set to begin on December 17.
Commenting on this news was Joe Esposito, the airline’s senior VP of Network Planning:
“Breathtaking beaches, a vibrant culture, and a competitive economy make Hawaii a highly sought-after destination for families and adventurists alike”.
“We’re guaranteeing more choice for our customers this winter, alongside Delta’s award-winning hospitality and industry-leading reliability.”
These route expansions mean that Delta will service Hawaii up to 18 times per day, with the complete winter schedule looking to be the following:
- Ten peak-day departures to Honolulu from seven U.S. destinations – Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Seattle
- Four peak-day departures to Maui from Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle
- Two peak-day departures each to Kona and Lihue from Los Angeles and Seattle
With Delta serving the likes of Tokyo Haneda from Honolulu, there is good reason for such route expansion as it will connect further international gateways going into the future.