Flight Delays Strike Hawaiian Airlines

Latest Hawaiian Airlines Flight Diversion Adds to >60% Flights Delayed

If you thought the worst of Hawaii travel problems was over, well, not so fast. Even since we wrote about the Epic 1,371 Hawaii Flights Delayed Or Cancelled In Travel Collapse that occurred this week on Monday and Tuesday, things haven’t entirely cleared up. If you’re flying in the next week or so, you’ll want to take note of this and be careful to check beforehand with Flight Aware to avoid getting caught off-guard.

Latest Hawaiian Airlines flight diversion.

Yesterday, Hawaiian Airlines Flight 16 was bound for San Diego. It was reported that due to bad weather at it’s destination, the flight didn’t go to San Diego. Instead, the aircraft was diverted to Los Angeles, where it landed at 9:25 PM, then spent the night.

This morning, the A330 wide-body took the short 120-mile jaunt down to San Diego in improved weather to complete yesterday’s journey and board passengers for the return flight to Hawaii. Today’s outbound flight to Honolulu was due to depart San Diego at 7:55 AM. But with the next day’s arrival of the aircraft, the departing flight, HA 15, is finally in the air and is now scheduled to arrive more than four hours late.

477 Hawaii Flight Delays and 27 Cancelations on Thursday.

Yesterday Hawaiian Airlines again took the brunt of the canceled and delayed flights in Hawaii, which is our exclusive focus. Regarding the percentage of that airline’s arrivals and departures delayed in Hawaii, it was 63% at Kona, 66% at Honolulu, 66% at Maui, 63% at Kauai, and 60% at Hilo. That is according to the reputable flight tracking service FlightAware.

The next greatest percentage of Hawaii flights delayed, and not operating significantly better than Hawaiian, was Southwest, which had flight delays amounting to 47% at Kona, 47% at Honolulu, 47% at Maui, 50% at Kauai, and 50% at Hilo.

At Honolulu yesterday, twelve flights were canceled (9 Hawaiian, 1 Delta, 1 Alaska, and 1 Westjet). In addition, there were 230 flights delayed (138 Hawaiian, 11 Delta, 11 Alaska, 5 Westjet, 8 Mokulele, 39 Southwest, 12 United, 2 American, and 4 Air Canada).

At Maui yesterday, nine flights were canceled (4 Hawaiian, 3 Westjet, 1 Alaska, and 1 United). In addition, there were 125 flights delayed (64 Hawaiian, 1 Westjet, 8 Alaska, 5 United, 8 Delta, 8 Mokulele, 18 Southwest, 7 American, and 6 Air Canada).

At Kauai yesterday, six flights were canceled (4 Hawaiian, 1 Alaska, and 1 Westjet). In addition, there were 47 flights delayed (31 Hawaiian, 2 Alaska, 1 Westjet, 2 Delta, 10 Southwest, and 1 United).

At Kona yesterday, no flights were canceled. However, there were 51 flights delayed (29 Hawaiian, 7 Alaska, 10 Southwest, 6 United, and 1 Westjet).

At Hilo yesterday, no flights were canceled. However, there were 24 flights delayed (18 Hawaiian, 5 Southwest, and 1 United).

Is your Hawaii flight operating on time?

Beat of Hawaii’s editors are traveling around the state again next week and hope to be able to personally report better on-time performance than we are seeing and experiencing this week.

Hat tip to commenter Carlo. 

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10 thoughts on “Latest Hawaiian Airlines Flight Diversion Adds to >60% Flights Delayed”

  1. We were supposed to leave SEA to OGG this morning at 9:40am. We boarded as usual but have been sitting on the tarmac and it’s now 12:23pm still hoping to leave.

    1. Update.. we ended up departing at 12:53 and arrived in maui at 5:21 only to sit on the plane again until 6:15 waiting for a gate to open up to accommodate our plane size. Disappointed in Hawaiian Airline.

  2. Because of Hawaii remote location, it is a little disturbing airtravel has gotten unreliable . Any change of service has a large effect on the state.
    Let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse

  3. These reports about Hawaiian Air absolutely baffle me. I fly Hawaiian every year to Kauai and never had an issue with any person or agent. I have experienced delays and one rescheduled flight off of Kauai, but nothing that caused me great discomfort or grief. I will continue to fly Hawaiian.

  4. Aloha,

    SAN had a weather advisory and was below minimums to land safely.

    Also very interesting fact. Flight aware shows Southwest with the most delays of all Airlines within, into, or out of the United States today.

    1006 cancels 24% of their flights
    1930 delayed flights at 47%.

    Hawaiian has 4 cancels at 4%
    48 delays at 18% of operations.

    8,173 total cancels for all today. Tough day to travel..

  5. Interesting – was booking next Summer’s flights and much to my surprise, Southwest was more expensive than Hawaiian! And of course with, you get cramped quarters and (I think) no advanced seat selection. Go Figure!

    1. At least with Southwest, you don’t get a nasty attitude, snarky comments, destroyed baggage and physically assaulted by the flight attendant.
      (At least that’s what happened to me the last time I flew with HA in October).

      Having experienced those issues on an A-330 in First cabin on HA lately, I honestly don’t know what airline to fly to the mainland and back anymore.

      Aloha Beat of Hawaii, y’all are fantastic!

      Mahalo Nui Loa for all you do.🌺

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