(CNN) — United Airlines will become the first US airline to offer coronavirus testing to some of its passengers.
The testing will help passengers avoid an otherwise mandatory, 14-day quarantine in Hawaii.
United said it will use a rapid, 15-minute test administered by GoHealth Urgent Care at the airport.
The GoHealth option at the airport will initially be $250, United said.
United previously offered a mail-in test option, but the state of Hawaii will not accept those results.
United’s move corresponds with Hawaii’s announcement of a pretravel testing program beginning on October 15.
United plans to expand customer testing to other destinations and US airports later this year, according to the airline’s announcement.
On September 22, the International Air Transport Association called for coronavirus testing at the airport as a requirement for all passengers and airplane crew members before international flights.
The group, which represents about 290 airlines worldwide, called on governments to set up and fund the testing regimen.
Updated September 29: An earlier version of this story included details Hawaii’s pretravel testing program timeline, which has since been changed. Travelers arriving in the state with Covid-19 test results must have had the test 72 hours before departure, not arrival. The story also included details about a mail-in testing option from United Airlines. The state of Hawaii has since reversed its decision to allow United’s mail-in testing option.