The flight time from Honolulu to Kona is 46 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves HNL Honolulu, HI 3 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
28 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives KOA Kona, HI 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Hawaiian
97%
Southwest
91%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Honolulu to Kona is 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 28 minutes.

The flight distance from Honolulu to Kona is 163 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Kona to Honolulu
46 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
46m
Hawaiian
47m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

150

Distance

163 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Hawaiian
132
Southwest
18

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Honolulu from Kona by plane?

The distance from Honolulu to Kona by plane is 163 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Honolulu to Kona?

The flight time from Honolulu to Kona is 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 28 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 46 minutes, and Hawaiian the slowest taking 47 minutes.

What airlines fly from Honolulu to Kona?

Southwest and Hawaiian are the airlines with direct flights from Honolulu to Kona.

Does Southwest fly from Honolulu to Kona?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Honolulu (HNL) to Kona (KOA). On average, they have 18 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Honolulu 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 28 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Kona 5 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Honolulu to Kona, Southwest is 91% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 91% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Hawaiian 97% 3% 0%
Southwest 91% 8% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Honolulu and Kona, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 14 29 2 46
Hawaiian 13 28 5 47

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
11am 1.08
3pm 1.53
10am 1.04
7am 1.22
12pm 1.9
6pm 0.83
6am 1.54
7pm 1.27
2pm 0.96
8pm 1.13
8am 2.13
4pm 1.11
5am 1
1pm 1.28
9am 2.05
5pm 1.29

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Honolulu to Kona that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 521
February 455
March 535
April 543
May 664
June 750
July 772
August 770
September 679
October 700
November 696
December 729

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Honolulu to Kona that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 21.46
Tuesday 21.27
Wednesday 21.13
Thursday 21.1
Friday 22.46
Saturday 20.62
Sunday 22.23

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Hawaiian 3
Southwest 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
11am 15 28 5 49
3pm 14 28 5 47
10am 14 28 5 47
7am 12 28 5 45
12pm 15 28 5 48
6pm 12 29 5 46
6am 12 28 5 45
7pm 12 29 5 46
2pm 15 28 5 49
8pm 12 29 4 45
8am 13 28 5 45
4pm 13 28 5 46
5am 11 28 5 44
1pm 15 28 5 49
9am 13 28 5 47
5pm 11 28 5 44
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.