Hawaii visitors are back in bulk, and it hasn’t even really started yet. Here’s what you can expect this summer, but first…
How does this impact you?
If you can avoid summer travel and visit us in the fall, that will be so much better relative to crowding and all the travel costs. See our tips on when to buy Hawaii airfare, which was just updated today.
Not only will summer be all-time busy regarding flights, but vacation rentals and hotels have been selling like hotcakes.
Regarding Hawaii car rentals, you know the situation there is still grim, at least for now as Hawaii car rental prices remain through the roof. Expect to find Hawaii car rentals starting at $100 or more per day on the neighboring islands, and they go up from there! Honolulu prices are just slightly lower at times this summer. See details on how to Save on Hawaii Car Rentals.
More Hawaii flights, new routes and bigger planes.
More post-Covid demand has translated to the on-boarding of both new and resurrected Hawaii routes. We’ve just heard rumors of one airline starting a new route between Palm Springs and Hawaii.
During the peak of summer, which officially begins mid-June, the airlines together will provide a record-breaking number of seats between the mainland and Hawaii. We expect in total about 2,500 weekly flights to Hawaii each week. And it isn’t just more flights. Airlines like Delta and United, for example, have up-gauged planes, including larger wide-bodies and the newer, spiffier models we normally expect to see only on international routes. Now you’ll see some of those flying instead to Hawaii. Carriers who have aircraft options are using them. Other airlines, like Alaska and Southwest, are, of course, limited by their fleets.
United is doubling down on Hawaii and is offering hundreds of flights per week to the islands. So too is Delta, and not just for summer. Later this year, Delta will begin daily service from Atlanta to Maui, New York to Honolulu and Detroit to Honolulu.
Fasten your seatbelt as travel returns in record numbers to Hawaii, and those of us here in the islands are heading your way.