When is the Best Time to Fly from Los Angeles to Kona?
If you’re looking to save, booking LAX to KOA airfare in the spring and fall will likely be your most budget-friendly bet for Kailua Kona flights. However, with our online booking platform (it’s the site you’re on right now!) you can be sure to find the best prices on fares, flight deals and flights and hotels packages. The Big Island does have some seasonal festivities worth planning your itinerary around, such as the annual Merrie Monarch Festival—it’s been described as the Olympics of hula—which falls on the week after Easter. Of course, being in Hawaii, there really are no bad seasons on the Big Island, so you can safely book your trip to the Kona coast anytime of year.
What Airports do you use When Flying from LAX to KOA?
Flyers planning their roundtrip flights to Kona from Los Angeles will be happy to know that with Hawaiian Airlines, you’ll have flexibility in scheduling your trip out. If time is of the essence, visitors will want to look into the direct flights, where the only two airports you’ll be seeing are the Los Angeles International Airport and the Kona International Airport. However, if flyers are looking for a little more freedom in choosing their arrival and departure times from Los Angeles
to Kona, Hawaiian does offer a widespread of popular flights to the Big Island with short layovers on Oahu or Maui, giving flyers more options on their trip to Kailua Kona.
How Long is the Flight from Los Angeles to Kona?
If you’re worried about the distance traveled between LAX to Kona flights—they do seem worlds apart—don’t be! On average, a direct flight from LAX to the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole will only have you in the air for just under six hours, depending on wind conditions. If you have a layover at HNL on Oahu or OGG on Maui, you can add a few hours to your total travel time—however those layovers will be spent in airports in Hawaii, which is pleasant in its own special way. So how do you spend the time on your Hawaiian Airlines flight? You can always catch a movie or two on our in-flight entertainment system, or brush up on your olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian language) with a copy of the “Hawaiian Dictionary”, written by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert.
Interesting Facts about Kona
There have been numerous cities across the state of Hawaii that have been designated as the “capital” of Hawaii, and Kailua Kona is on that list. The community was actually established by King Kamehameha to serve as his seat of government when he was chief of Kona, and after unifying the Hawaiian archipelago in 1795, it became the kingdom’s capital.