UPDATED STATEMENT:- STAGING

We apologize for the disruption to our customers. Safety is our highest priority and we were pleased with the swift and decisive actions of the crew. All our team members are now focused on taking care of our customers and seeing them to their final destination as swiftly as possible. 

All customers have the choice to be re-accommodated on a new aircraft departing Maui to Oakland: HA1024 scheduled to depart at 10:15 p.m. and arrive at 6:20 a.m. PT. We are also providing overnight accommodations to customers if they prefer to remain on Maui, and we will re-accommodate them on flights leaving tomorrow.  Hawaiian will be refunding airfare for all affected passengers.

An investigation is underway to determine the source of the odor.

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Hawaiian Airlines can confirm that two passengers have been taken to the local hospital with minor injuries. All customers are being provided options to be re-accommodated on a new aircraft from Maui to Oakland: HA1024 scheduled to depart at 10:15 p.m. and arrive at 6:20 a.m. PT.

We are also providing overnight accommodations to customers if they prefer to remain on Maui, and we will re-accommodate them on flights leaving tomorrow.  Hawaiian will be refunding airfare for all affected passengers.

The Maui airport is currently operational.  Two HA Flights from North America – Flight 29 from Seattle to Maui scheduled to arrive at 1:15 p.m. and Flight 41 from San Francisco to Maui scheduled to arrive at 12:50 p.m. – have been diverted into Honolulu. Flight 29 arrived in HNL at 1:15 p.m. and Flight 41 arrived in HNL at 1:03 p.m. They are refueling and will depart for Maui shortly. 

We will provide more updates as they become available. 

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HA Flight 24 left Maui at 11:18 a.m. for Oakland, and returned to the Maui airport soon after departure due to an odor of fumes in the cabin. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed in OGG at 11:50 a.m. All customers were evacuated via emergency slides.  There were 224 customers and 10 crew onboard. At this time there are no reports of serious injuries. We will provide more updates as they become available.

Scheduled departure: 11:15 a.m.

Actual departure: 11:18 a.m.

Scheduled arrival in OAK: 7:20 p.m. PT