Hawaiian Airlines, in partnership with Long Beach Airport (LGB), yesterday opened a new pre-travel COVID-19 testing site, available exclusively for the airlines’ guests preparing to visit the Hawaiian Islands.
The drive-thru lab, operated by Worksite Labs, offers shallow nasal swab tests with results provided within 36 hours so that travelers may be exempt from the state of Hawai‘i quarantine. Hawaiian’s lab is LGB’s first dedicated testing clinic.
Hawaiian Airlines’ drive-through lab offers $90 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests with results provided within 36 hours. The State of Hawai‘i currently exempts visitors and returning residents from quarantine if they obtain a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result by an approved testing partner no more than 72 hours before their scheduled departure time.
The airline, which offers five weekly nonstop flights between LGB and Honolulu and daily nonstop flights to Kahului, Maui starting March 9, partnered with Long Beach-based Worksite Labs, which administers the testing site daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LGB main entrance located at 4100 Donald Douglas Dr. To learn more and to schedule a drive-through appointment, visit hawaiianairlines.com/WorksiteLabsTest.
The airport’s second drive-through testing site is set to open Jan. 16 adjacent to the Hawaiian Airlines testing location. It will be administered by COVID Clinic and made available by appointment to any ticketed LGB traveler daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rapid PCR test results will be provided within two hours and are among a variety of antigen and antibody tests offered. Reservations, as well as more detailed test information and pricing, are available at covidclinic.org/lgb.
“We are pleased to offer these easily-accessible testing options for our passengers,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “This new amenity is part of the convenient and safe experience for those who need to travel.”
Hawaiian Airlines also plans to expand its network of pre-travel testing locations to four additional US mainland gateway cities before spring, including Sacramento, San Diego, Portland and Phoenix.