Direct flights aren't an option from Fresno, CA Airport (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) to Kailua-Kona, HI Airport (KOA-Kona Intl.). However, there are a number of airlines that operate on this route with just one stopover, including United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines.
With the journey from Fresno to Kona Coast taking a minimum of 6 hours and 8 minutes, there's plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the ride. Indulge in an in-flight wine or two and get comfortable in your seat with a fascinating book or movie.
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Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the main airport that domestic and international travelers use to catch flights from the city of Fresno. This small airport served 1.2 million passengers in 2011 and has planes flying out each day from major airlines, including US Airways, American Airlines, American Eagle and Delta. When planning your next trip out of Fresno, book your air tickets on Orbitz.com.
Yosemite International Airport offers long-term and short-term parking. Short-term parking rates are $1.00 for every 20 minutes that your vehicle is parked, until you reach the maximum short-term daily rate of $12. Long-term parking rates are a bit more reasonable. Parking your car at Yosemite International Airport for 24 hours costs $8.00.
Although Fresno has a public transportation system, there are no busses that go directly to Yosemite International Airport. However, Yosemite International does have shuttle services available that will pick travelers up from nearby hotels and the Yosemite National Park Amtrak station. There are also many taxi services in Fresno, and taking a taxi may be the quickest way for you to get to the airport if you don't have a car. If Fresno is your destination and you need ground transportation, you can find great deals on rental cars at Orbitz.com.
Yosemite International doesn't have as many dining options as most major airports, but you can still get a bite to eat while you wait for your flight. Starbucks, Quiznos, Subway and Wendy's are on the airport grounds. Whenever you need to find low-cost flights from Fresno, go to Orbitz.com to make your travel arrangements.
Kona is the westernmost district on the Big Island of Hawaii and the shortened name for the city of Kailua-Kona. The Kona International Airport at Keahole located at 73-200 Kupipi St. services residents and visitors of the city looking for cheap flights to Kona. Airlines operating out of Kona include Air Canada, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways, among others. The airport is about seven miles from Kailua and still maintains an open-air design that takes full advantage of the beautiful Hawaii weather.
Travel to Kailua-Kona from the Kona International Airport is provided primarily by taxi or rental car, with shuttle services available to resorts in the area and limited bus services through the Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency for $1.00. Round-trip shuttle services are available for about $48, with trips taking approximately 15 minutes, and taxis are about $25 one way to the downtown area.
The weather in Kona is tropical with warm temperatures lasting throughout the year. The average low in the coldest month of January only reaches 66 degrees Fahrenheit, with average highs in the warmest month of August only reaching 88 degrees. Rainfall is light and brief, so dress can be as lightweight as desired while in the region.
Kona is a tourist's paradise with beautiful beaches to relax in as you enjoy warm ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets. For those who want a more challenging time in Kona though, there's always the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in October. To race in the work championship, you'll first have to qualify through one of the many qualification races held around the world. Watching the race is free though, and it is often worth the price of one of the cheap flights to Kona available through Orbitz.com.
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