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Hawaiian Airlines is now providing coronavirus testing for its passengers.
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The airline announced the new program on Friday, making it the second U.S. airline to offer COVID-19 testing for travelers.
Starting on Oct. 15, Hawaiian Airlines passengers heading to the Aloha State can get drive-through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, according to the FDA. Testing will take place at the airline’s labs near the Los Angeles and San Francisco international airports.
The FDA describes PCR tests as a type of molecular COVID test.
People who test negative within three days of departure won’t be required to follow Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine when they get there, the announcement said.
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Hawaiian Airlines is offering the Droplet Digital PCR shallow nasal swab tests in partnership with Worksite Labs. According to the announcement, those tests are a “gold standard” of coronavirus screening.
Passengers can pay $60 to get their results within 36 hours, or $150 to get “day-of-travel express service,” the announcement said.
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Though the airline is only offering testing near the Los Angeles and San Francisco airports when it begins the program in October, Hawaiian Airlines said it plans to expand to other airports “soon.” It also said it plans to partner with other labs to offer more testing.
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“As Hawaii's leading airline, it is critical to ensure that access to testing does not impede travel to Hawaii, for visitors or our kama‘āina (residents),” Avi Mannis, Hawaiian Airline’s senior vice president of marketing said in a statement.