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Find Cheap Flights to Kailua-Kona

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Find cheap flights to Kona from the mainland. You can also use our fare calendar to find the cheapest flights to Kailua-Kona (KOA). Hawaiian Airlines also provides daily interisland service to and from Kona, Hawaii.

Flying to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
A premier destination for the Big Island—the unique nickname given to Hawaii Island based on just how big it is—Kailua-Kona is the perfect place for visitors who love hitting the beach and staying at magnificent resorts. And if you’re looking for flights to Kailua Kona, there’s no carrier that will prepare you better for the aloha spirit and mindset found on the Big Island like Hawaiian Airlines. On all of its routes, Hawaiian Airlines consider its passengers their ohana, or family, and that aloha-first attitude can be found in every nook-and-cranny of the Big Island, especially Kailua-Kona. So if you’re booking a flight to Kona, Hawaii, know that we offer what other competitors simply cannot, and that is the feeling of being in Hawaii before you’ve even left the runway.
Flying to Kona
Popular Kailua-Kona Routes
Booking your trip to Hawaii Island is just part of the fun of traveling—picking seats, looking at layovers and thinking about what to pack gives you that sudden surge of excitement. You’re going to Hawaii! And to help you plan accordingly, here are a few Kailua-Kona flights that are more popular amongst travelers than the rest. Las Vegas (LAS) to Kona (KOA), Los Angeles (LAX) to Kona (KOA) and San Diego (SAN) to Kona are all Mainland gateway cities that see plenty of travel to and from the Big Island. Island-hoppers should also note that Honolulu to Kona (HNL to KOA), Kona to Honolulu (KOA to HNL), Hilo (ITO) to Kona (KOA) and Kahului on Maui (OGG) to Kona (KOA) are all well-frequented routes by locals and visitors.
What to You Need to Know About the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport
The Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is named after Big Island born-and-raised astronaut Ellison Onizuka who flew on the Space Shuttle Challenger—and the airport is unique in a number of ways. Not only is it one of the island’s smallest airports, but it is primarily open-air, meaning you can feel that sweet Hawaii breeze no matter where you are. The Kona airport code is KOA, and if you’re flying out of KOA but need to know “Where is the Kona airport?” you can plug its address (73-200 Kupipi St, Kalaoa, HI, 96740) into your GPS. If you’re planning to fly to Kona, or have flights to Kona in your itinerary, be sure to give KOA a walk before departing, it won’t take long and it’s probably the only airport that you’ll visit that has been built over lava rock.
 
Interesting Facts About Kailua-Kona
Stretching almost two-thirds of the western region of Hawaii Island, Kailua-Kona is perfect for a variety of visitors, from those who love to wander and find unmarked gems to beachbound travellers looking to get their toes in the sand. If you’re the type who wants to go down the road less travelled, you may find the restaurant, bay or boutique that defines your trip because, like many businesses and attractions on the Big Island, some of the best are the ones you can’t find on Yelp.

Kailua-Kona Flights FAQ

Q: How long is the flight to Kona from Honolulu?
A: If you’re looking to fly to Kona from Honolulu—because island hopping is a great way to make the most out of your Hawaiian vacation—know that it won’t take long. While flight times are never exact, you can expect your direct flight from Oahu to Kona, and vice versa, to take under an hour.

Q: When is the best time to find affordable airfare to Kona, Hawaii?
A: There’s never a time like the present, and Hawaiian Airlines online booking program will make sure you’re finding the best-priced tickets to Kona, Hawaii for your date range. While the fall and spring are typically cheaper seasons for travelling to Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines makes it possible to fly KOA anytime of year with its numerous seating options, ranging from first class accommodations to more economically-minded seats.

Q: How far in advance should I book my trip to Kona?
A: As soon as you can! From seat availability to renting a car, getting started early can make almost every aspect of traveling easier, which means less headaches on your idyllic Hawaiian vacation. Deals on flights and airfare are also easier to find the earlier you book.
HNL
KOA
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Honolulu (HNL) to Kona (KOA)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Honolulu (HNL) to Kona (KOA)
KOA
HNL
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Kona (KOA) to Honolulu (HNL)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Kona (KOA) to Honolulu (HNL)
KOA
LIH
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Kona (KOA) to Lihue (LIH)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Kona (KOA) to Lihue (LIH)
KOA
OGG
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Kona (KOA) to Maui (OGG)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Kona (KOA) to Maui (OGG)
LAX
KOA
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary meals at mealtime
  • Non-stop flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hawaii Island (KOA)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary meals at mealtime
  • Non-stop flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hawaii Island (KOA)
OGG
KOA
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Maui (OGG) to Kona (KOA)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Maui (OGG) to Kona (KOA)
SFO
KOA
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary meals at mealtime
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Kona (KOA)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary meals at mealtime
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Kona (KOA)
SMF
KOA
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  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary meals at mealtime
  • Flights from Sacramento (SMF) to Kona (KOA)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary meals at mealtime
  • Flights from Sacramento (SMF) to Kona (KOA)
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Useful Information for Our Guests On Flights to Kona
General Carry-on and Checked Baggage
Whether you’re coming from another country, the U.S. mainland or a neighbor island, here are our standard baggage policies.
Hawaii’s Plants and Animals Declaration Form
Just before your flight from Los Angeles or other origin lands in Hawaii, your flight attendant will ask you to fill out a form to declare any plants, animals or other things that may be harmful to Hawaii’s environment. You’re required to complete this form and can preview it here.
 
On your Flight Home from Kona
Taking Home Lei:  You’ve received a beautiful, fragrant lei while in the island or want to take it back home with you. Learn about the requirements to take a lei on the airplane.

Taking Home Tropical Fruits Back from Kona:  It’s common for travelers to want to take sweet and juicy pineapple or papaya on their flights from Hawaii. Learn about the requirements to take these sweet memories back home with you.