Hawaiian Airlines plane over Diamond Head
(Photo courtesy: Hawaiian Airlines)

Hawaiian Airlines is offering University of Hawaiʻi students registered for fall 2020 classes a 5 percent fare discount on its transpacific flights, and two complimentary checked bags and a flexible booking policy on all flights. Students from UH’s 10 campuses traveling from out of state can take advantage of the offer through December 31, by using a portal set up specifically for UH. Upon entering the portal, users should see a message “You are now signed in. Welcome back University of Hawaii Student Travel.” Understanding travel plans may change, those students will also have the flexibility to reschedule flights without change fees. Hawaiian Airlines said it is making this offer to help students in their transition to campus life amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are delighted to welcome onboard local, out-of-state and international students attending Hawaiʻi universities so they can arrive refreshed and ready to resume their studies or begin their higher education,” said Theo Panagiotoulias, senior vice president for global sales and alliances at Hawaiian Airlines. “We always look forward to bringing students to Hawaiʻi at the start of a new semester, and it will be a specially rewarding experience for us this year.”

“The University of Hawaiʻi is looking forward to welcoming back our students in the fall,” said UH President David Lassner. “We are very grateful for the generosity of Hawaiian Airlines and its willingness to assist students and their families as they face unprecedented challenges in this new normal.”

Hawaiian Airlines, which currently offers daily nonstop flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, will resume additional U.S. mainland routes next week and in August. It plans to restart international flights when countries begin reopening for travel. The airline continues to operate the best network of Neighbor Island flights offering convenient connectivity between Honolulu, Līhuʻe, Kahului, Kona, Hilo, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.

Guests arriving at Hawaiian’s airport lobbies will notice layered health and safety protocols throughout their journey, including social distancing measures when checking in, boarding and in-flight, plexiglass shields at counters and podiums, and frequent cleaning of self-service kiosks and aircraft, including electrostatic disinfection of cabins. Hawaiian is also encouraging travelers to check-in via its mobile app and requiring all guests to wear a mask or face covering (except for young children and those unable to do so due to a medical condition or disability). Learn more about how Hawaiian is keeping guests and employees safe.