Flying to Hawaii from the UK
Honolulu International Airport (HNL), on the island of Oahu, is a major Pacific hub and an intermediate stop on many flights between the US mainland and Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific which makes Honolulu a perfect stop-over on around-the-world itineraries (available from Star Alliance, OneWorld and SkyTeam).
The quickest and cheapest route to Hawaii from the UK is to fly via the mainland United States or Canada, while the most common gateways are Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Some of the American carriers have direct flights from the West coast to the various Islands, thus avoiding the need for a stop-over in Honolulu if it is not your intended destination.
Many airlines offer a combination ticket in cooperation with one of the local Hawaiian carriers, Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines. The effort of issuing 2 separate tickets opens up a host of non-stop flights from various US mainland gateways.
Thanks to the 10/11 hours time difference, most flights will get you to your destination on the same day, with the average travel time 20 hours.
Airlines flying to Hawaii
United Airlines offer flights via Los Angeles and San Francisco.
www.unitedairlines.co.uk, Phone: 0845 8444 777
American Airlines offer flights via Los Angeles and Chicago (stopover) www.americanairlines.co.uk, Phone: 0845 7789 789
Delta Airlines offer flights via Atlanta and Cinncinati. www.delta.com, Phone: 0800 414 767
Continental Airlines offer daily flights from the UK with stop-over in Newark and Houston. www.continental.com, Phone: 0845 607 6760
Air Canada offer flights via Vancouver. www.aircanada.com, Phone: 0871 220 1111
Inter-island flights are plentiful between Honolulu (Oahu) and airports at Lihue (Kauai), Kahului (Maui), Kona and Hilo (Big Island). The main carriers are Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines.
Aloha Airlines: www.alohaairlines.com
Hawaiian Airlines: www.hawaiianair.com (UK Reservations: 01933 315 700