Beginning Friday, Boston travelers can hop a 5,095-mile flight to Hawaii on what’s being billed as the longest regularly scheduled interstate flight in US history.
Hawaiian Airlines launched a nonstop service between Logan International Airport and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday, with the first flight leaving Honolulu for Boston at 1:45 p.m. Passengers will be in the air during the Boston to Honolulu route for 11 hours and 40 minutes. The return trip is 10 hours and 15 minutes.
The trip from Boston to Honolulu will be offered five days a week, departing for Hawaii on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays at 8:55 a.m. and arriving the same day at 2:35 p.m., and departing at 8 a.m. on Fridays and arriving in Hawaii at 1:40 p.m. The return trip will depart from Honolulu on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1:45 p.m. and arrive in Boston the following morning at 6 a.m.
“The Commonwealth is excited to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to Logan Airport, providing a new connection between our states,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, in the statement. “This route will provide travelers from Hawaii direct access to all that the Commonwealth has to offer, including our nation-leading innovation economy, while also making travel for New England residents to Hawaii easier.”