POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 29, 2012
As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, Hawaiian Airlines has canceled service between Honolulu and New York City through today.
The affected flights are HA 50, which usually departs daily from Honolulu Airport at 3:05 p.m., and HA 51, which usually departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport at 10 a.m.
The airline has scheduled an additional round trip to New York City that will depart Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon as long as the storm clears as expected. Affected passengers will be booked on this flight or other regularly scheduled flights between Honolulu and New York City. Hawaiian said it intends to resume regularly scheduled service Tuesday.
Neighbor island residents scheduled to make connections to Sunday’s flight were re-booked on flights back home and will be flown back to Honolulu at no cost when JFK flights resume. The airline has arranged with Ohana Hotels to provide discounted accommodations on Oahu for passengers connecting to one of the canceled flights from other Hawaiian Airlines flights.