Hawaiian Airlines resumed daily flight service between Honolulu International Airport and Kapalua Airport in West Maui. Ohana by Hawaiian is operating the new service with 48-seat, ATR-42 turboprop aircraft featuring livery designed by Hilo-based artist Sig Zane and his son Kuhao. The aircraft are named after a significant wind on each of the other islands that Ohana by Hawaiian serves: Holo Kaomi of Paomai, Lanai; Kaiaulu of Waianae, Oahu; and Hikipua of Halawa, Molokai. www.hawaiianairlines.com
Now through April 2017, Alaska Airlines is offering nonstop service between Bellingham International Airport in Washington to the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole on the island of Hawaii. With the new flights, Alaska serves four Hawaiian Islands with 86 weekly flights from the West Coast. Alaska is also serving Maui seasonally from Bellingham through April 2, 2017. www.alaskaair.com
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole recently began servicing flights from Japan to the island of Hawaii with the re-establishment of a U.S. Customs station and Hawaiian Airlines’ launch of its non-stop route between Haneda and Kona Airports. The Honolulu-based airline currently operates three flights a week between Haneda and Kona and four flights between Haneda and Honolulu.
Island Air resumed service to the island of Kauai with six daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lihue Airport (LIH). The airline’s return to Lihue is expected to benefit travelers by offering more seats and more flight options for interisland travel. www.islandair.com