Aloha begins at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif.  – November 2, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomes the return of Hawaiian Airlines as well as the resumption of service to the neighbor islands of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui.  Flights to the three neighbor islands join service to Oahu which has continued throughout the pandemic crisis.

Hawaiian Airlines Resumed OAK Flights on Nov. 1  

Service to Honolulu, Oahu resumed on Sunday, Nov. 1 with 5 weekly nonstop flights. Service to Kahului, Maui is slated to return on Nov. 19 and flights to Lihue, Kauai on Dec. 16. Hawaiian Airlines suspended service at OAK in April 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seats are on-sale at Through Dec. 15, Hawaiian is currently not booking the middle seats on its flights to provide more space for passengers and flight attendants.

Southwest Resumes Flights to Kauai and Maui on Nov. 4  

Effective Nov. 4 Southwest Airlines reinstates twice daily nonstop service to Kahului, Maui as well as daily nonstop service to Lihue, Kauai. Southwest Airlines daily flight  to Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii is scheduled to resume on Dec. 6

Southwest has maintained twice daily service from the East Bay airport to Honolulu through the COVID-19 crises as essential for the shipment of goods and transport of medical personnel to Hawaii. That service continues bringing the total number of Southwest’s transpacific flights between OAK and Hawaii to five daily in November and six in December. OAK is Southwest Airlines largest mainland transpacific gateway. As part of the Southwest Promise, the middle seat remains unsold through Nov. 30 allowing for additional space onboard. Seats are on sale at

Alaska Resumes Flights to Maui and the island of Hawaii on Nov. 20  

Alaska Airlines will restore service from OAK to Hawaii with nonstops to both Kahului, Maui and Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island beginning on Nov. 20. Tickets are on sale at

The East Bay is the second largest mainland market for Hawaii (after Los Angeles). OAK is the main East Bay airport and the original gateway to Hawaii with the very first flight back in 1927. “Ties between Northern California and the Hawaiian Islands go back for more than a century and run deep in the East Bay communities we serve,” said Bryant L. Francis. “So, we’re especially pleased that with precautions in place like pre-travel COVID testing, the four largest islands are once again all reachable from OAK with many options for Hawaii-bound customers.”

 About Hawaii Pre-Travel Testing 

Oakland International Airport and CityHealth Urgent care are certified by the Hawaii Department of Health as Trusted Testing and Travel Partners as part of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program. For more information about CityHealth and to book an appointment go to:  For information about the State of Hawaii COVID-19 quarantine and Safe Travels pre-travel testing program go to:

About Oakland International Airport   

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact.

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Roberto Bernardo, Manager – Communications, [email protected]

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