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As your flight arrives at Kona International Airport (KOA) and you disembark from the plane, chances are you'll feel like doing a hula dance. A tropical paradise, Kona is usually always dry and sunny, so it's the ideal place to sunbathe, surf, dip your toes in the cerulean ocean water, snorkel with manatees, play a round of golf or swim. At Kailua-Kona, you can shop or dine on locally caught ahi at one of the many restaurants while you enjoy the picturesque view of the surf as it crashes over the black lava rocks. After dinner, recharge your batteries with a bit of caffeine by enjoying a piping hot cup of locally grown Kona coffee.
Passengers on flights to Kona usually book hotels near Kona International Airport to rest and rejuvenate. Hotels typically offer free airport transportation services. The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency Hele-On bus line has limited bus service to Kona for passengers arriving on Kona flights. Most major car rental companies have offices located away from the airport terminal. Ride one of the rental agency's free shuttles to the car rental company in order to get a rental car. To board the car rental agency's shuttle, go to the street located across from baggage claim areas A and B, where you will also find a bevy of taxis lined up curbside. Shuttle service counters are also situated in the baggage claim areas, where you can purchase shuttle bus tickets to Kona.
If you are dreaming of soaking up some sunshine in Kona, take a few moments to peruse Travelocity's vacation packages to Kona. You can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.
Cheap flights to Kona and affordable hotel deals can make any dream vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii a reality.
Airfares offered on Wednesdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2020. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Friday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average. Airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2020 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2020 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2 weeks to 3 months prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2020 saved close to 60% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.