For a Third Day This Week, There Were No Trans-Pacific Flights to Maui

April 26, 2020, 12:18 PM HST · Updated April 26, 12:18 PM
Wendy Osher · 17 Comments
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For a third day this week, Maui County had no trans-Pacific flights (domestic flights) from the mainland on Saturday. Mayor Victorino had earlier indicated that out-of-state flights would be reduced to four times per week.

Transportation officials say that currently, only Delta Airlines is flying from Los Angeles to Kahului-Maui, Kona-Hawaiʻi and Līhuʻe-Kauaʻi 3 to 4 times a week.

On Saturday, April 25, 542 people arrived in Hawaiʻi including 135 visitors and 200 residents.

During this same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawaiʻi daily, including residents and visitors.

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The state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawaiʻi from out of state. The quarantine order was expanded on April 1st to include interisland travelers.

The table above does not include interisland travel.

Crew = flight crew members
Intended Resident = people who are moving to Hawaiʻi such as military members and their families, and former residents who intend to live in Hawaiʻi
Resident = people who have a Hawaiʻi ID
Transit = people who are in transit to another location through Hawaiʻi and aren’t leaving the airport
Visitor = people who do not have a Hawaiʻi ID including essential health care workers, essential federal workers, former residents such as mainland college students coming to stay with family, military on temporary assignment, and leisure travelers.

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism:

DBEDT is reporting the following interisland passenger numbers for Hawai‘i airports for Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Interisland data is delayed compared to state numbers, which are more current).

Of the 112 interisland passengers that arrived at Kahului Airport on Maui, 89 were from O‘ahu and 16 were from Lāna‘i.  Of the 23 passengers that arrived at Moloka‘i Airport, 12 were from O‘ahu and 11 were from Maui.  Of the 18 passengers that arrived at Lāna‘i Airport, 3 were from O‘ahu and 15 were from Maui.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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