Aloha: Delta Announces Nonstop Service from New York and Detroit to Hawaii!*

Delta Air Lines announced several big flight additions on Friday.*

The carrier will operate daily nonstops from both New York-Kennedy (JFK) and Detroit (DTW) to Honolulu, Hawaii! (HNL). Delta also announced a daily nonstop from Atlanta (ATL) to Maui (OGG).

Both the DTW-HNL and ATL-OGG flights debut on November 19.

The JFK to HNL line says “aloha!” on December 17.

Delta currently flies to Hawaii from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), ATL, and several Western US locations. (You may recall René and Lisa flew from Minneapolis to HNL and HNL to Atlanta a few years ago.)

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All the flights will feature Delta One, Comfort+, and Main Cabin offerings. I imagine that Airbus A330s will operate the routes.

New Delta Hawaii Flight Times

In its announcement, Delta didn’t mention any specific flight numbers or on-sale dates. (I checked’s booking pages and as of posting time didn’t see any flights listed.)

But Delta mentioned when the daily flights will depart and arrive:

Atlanta (ATL) to Kahului, Maui (OGG)

  • Depart ATL at 11:00 AM

  • Arrive OGG at 4:00 PM

Kahului, Maui (OGG) to Atlanta (ATL)

  • Depart OGG at 5:25 PM

  • Arrive ATL next day at 6:40 AM

Detroit (DTW) to Honolulu (HNL)

  • Depart DTW at 12:15 PM

  • Arrive HNL at 4:00 PM

Honolulu (HNL) to Detroit (DTW)

  • Depart HNL at 5:00 PM

  • Arrive DTW next day at 6:30 AM

Complimentary Mai Tais are seen at the Delta Sky Club airport lounge inside the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
Mai Tais at the Delta Sky Club Honolulu

New York-Kennedy (JFK) to Honolulu (HNL)

  • Depart JFK at 9:00 AM

  • Arrive HNL at 3:35 PM

Honolulu (HNL) to New York (JFK)

  • Depart HNL at 4:55 PM

  • Arrive JFK next day at 7:25 AM

Why the Asterisk*?

Perhaps you noticed the asterisk in this post’s headline and opening line.

The routes aren’t exactly Delta’s first DTW and JFK to Honolulu rodeos.

Delta operated seasonal service between JFK and HNL for a while. (Fellow Boarding Area blogger PMM took the trip in 2018.) The carrier announced DTW to HNL service a few years ago. René even booked himself on a flight. But that seemed to fizzle out shortly thereafter.

The difference this time around is that these flights will operate daily. And, hopefully, stick around.

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