HONOLULU, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian
Airlines today began offering travelers visiting or returning to
the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. mainland a pre-travel COVID-19
test they can take from the comfort of their home to qualify to be
exempt from the state of Hawai'i quarantine.
Hawaiian's guests can order the $150 mail-in saliva test online through Vault
Health. The test kit, which is available for travelers of all ages
including children, will be express mailed overnight to guests who
will self-collect their sample with assistance from a testing
supervisor in a video call. The kit is express shipped overnight to
Vault's lab, which will process and analyze the sample and provide
travelers their results electronically within 24 hours.
Beginning Oct. 15, travelers with
a negative COVID-19 test taken at a state-approved testing facility
within 72 hours of the final leg of departure will be exempt from
Hawai'i's 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
"We are excited to offer our guests at any of our U.S. mainland
gateway cities a convenient way to take a pre-travel COVID-19 test
that meets the state of Hawai'i's requirements, and we look forward
to welcoming them onboard and to our islands soon," said
Avi Mannis, senior vice president of
marketing at Hawaiian Airlines. "In addition to expanding testing
availability and options, we have adopted comprehensive health and
safety protocols throughout the travel journey to protect our
guests, employees and community."
"We're happy to provide quick, accurate COVID-19 test results to
Hawaiian Airlines guests," said Vault Health Founder and CEO
Jason Feldman. "The test is easy to
take at home, pain-free, and limits exposure or use of personal
protective equipment. We provide comfort in having you know your
status from your own home, before travel."
Hawaiian's new at-home COVID-19 test option, facilitated by
Vault Health, adds to the carrier's partnership with Worksite
Labs that will provide guests exclusive access to
drive-through PCR testing ($90 for
results within 36 hours, or $150 for
day-of-travel express service) from dedicated, conveniently located
labs near Los Angeles (LAX) and
San Francisco (SFO) international
airports, with more testing locations coming soon to its other U.S.
Details about testing options for Hawaiian's guests are
Hawaiian's comprehensive health and safety program covers
all aspects of the travel journey, starting at check-in, when
guests must complete a health acknowledgment form indicating
they are free of COVID-19 symptoms and will wear an adequate face
mask or covering at the airport and during the flight. Guests
2 years of age and older who are unable to wear a face mask or
covering due to a medical condition or disability must undergo a
health screening to board.
Hawaiian's "Keeping you Safe" enhanced cleaning includes
frequent disinfecting of lobby areas, kiosks, and ticket counters,
electrostatic aircraft cabin spraying, plexiglass barriers at
staffed airport counters, and sanitizer wipe distribution to all
guests. The carrier, which has been operating a reduced
schedule since March due to the pandemic and resulting travel
restrictions, will continue to cap cabin capacity at 70 percent
through Dec. 15 to allow for onboard
All travelers arriving in Hawai'i or flying between the islands
must now also complete the state's online Safe Travels Hawai'i
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time
performance for each of the past 16 years (2004-2019) as reported
by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by
Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and
TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all
domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 91st year of continuous service, Hawaiian is
Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline. In 2019, Hawaiian
offered nonstop flights between Hawai'i and more U.S. gateway
cities (13) than any other airline, along with service connecting
the islands with Japan,
South Korea, Australia, New
Zealand, American Samoa and
Tahiti. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian is operating
an adjusted schedule of daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands
and between Hawai'i and the U.S. west coast to support essential
travel and critical cargo services.
The airline is committed to the health and safety of its guests
and employees and has reinforced enhanced cleaning procedures
across its business. While the experience may be a little
different, the authentic Hawaiian hospitality remains unchanged.
Additional details on how Hawaiian is keeping guests and employees
safe can be found at HawaiianAirlines.com/KeepingYouSafe.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings,
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About Vault Health
Vault Health is a performance healthcare technology platform
designed to help men through specialized in-home treatments for
better health. Vault helps men overcome shortcomings in existing
healthcare offerings through extensive education, professional
medical evaluation, and personalized treatment. At the onset of
COVID-19, Vault Health shifted focus and joined in the effort to
address the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate testing with the first
FDA-authorized saliva test for men, women, and children. To learn
more about Vault Health, visit vaulthealth.com/covid.
SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines