Hawaiian Air launches new Long Beach route with a limited-time fare special.
This past Monday Hawaiian Airlines announced yet another new West Coast destination. The new route adds yet another destination in Southern California: Long Beach. Commencing on June 1, 2018, the new route will operate daily between Honolulu and Long Beach using the Airlines’ new Airbus A321neo narrow-body aircraft. This is the second route announced for the type out of Honolulu as Hawaiian ramps up expansion on the West Coast with its new aircraft.
The Long Beach route will operate as follows:
- HA 70: HNL-LGB, departing at 12:30 pm HST, and arriving at 9:00 pm PT
- HA 69: LGB-HNL, departing at 8:30 am PT, and arriving at 11:40 pm HST
New Route Special
To commemorate the launching of this new route, Hawaiian is offering a limited-time fare special. For travel occurring between May 31, 2018, and June 28, 2018, on the new HNL-LGB route, a special one-way fare of $279 applies. Those looking to take advantage of this special fare must book by January 15, and travel is restricted to Mondays through Thursdays only. This one-way fare translates into a roundtrip fare of $558, which is a bit high. Fares between Honolulu and Los Angeles during this time run as low as $554.39. That means that the new route special is $4 more expensive than the current lowest fare to Los Angeles.
There’s a reason for this price disparity, though, which is convenience. Long Beach Airport is just under 13 miles away from the Disneyland Resort, while LAX is over 35 miles away. So a flight to Long Beach means a much shorter commute for families visiting the happiest place on earth. Long Beach is even closer to Disneyland than John Wayne Airport in Orange County (15.4 miles).
Hawaiian Air Launches New Long Beach Route, Final Thoughts
Frankly, I’m surprised by this announcement. It came out of nowhere! But, it’s a route that makes sense, especially for kama’aina families taking the keiki to Disneyland or Knotts Berry Farm. Oh, and the airline that has the most prominent presence at Long Beach? Hawaiian’s codeshare partner JetBlue. That’ll make for more connecting options for Hawaiian and JetBlue passengers. The only caveat to flying in and out of LGB, however, is the lack of jet bridges. All aircraft utilize airstairs at this airport.
To book the special fare, visit Hawaiian Air’s website.