Three daily flights to Moloka'i to launch on March 11 and twice daily service to Lana'i begins March 18
HONOLULU - February 10, 2014 - Hawai'i's newest interisland operation, 'Ohana by Hawaiian, today announced that tickets for its long-awaited turboprop service from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to Moloka'i Airport (MKK) and Lana'i Airport (LNY) are now available for purchase online at HawaiianAirlines.com. Three daily flights to MKK will launch on Tues., March 11 and twice daily service to LNY will begin Tues., March 18. In celebration of the launch, the airline is offering a special fare of $59 each way for tickets booked today through Mon., Feb. 17 for travel through April 17, 2014 to both destinations.
"As Hawai'i's first airline, this new operation anchors us to our legacy and vision to connect all of our island communities through flight, making it easier for kama'aina and visitors alike to share time together," said Hadden Watt, managing director of 'Ohana by Hawaiian. "We look forward to providing travelers the same standards of consistent service and reliability combined with the friendly and authentic Hawaiian hospitality they've come to expect of Hawaiian Airlines."
The daily flights, operated by Empire Airlines, are scheduled below:
|HA610||HNL-MKK||7:00 a.m.||7:25 a.m.||March 12, 2014|
|HA611||MKK-HNL||8:05 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||March 12, 2014|
|HA614||HNL-MKK||12:15 p.m.||12:40 p.m.||March 12, 2014|
|HA615||MKK-HNL||1:20 p.m.||1:45 p.m.||March 11, 2014|
|HA618||HNL-MKK||5:30 p.m.||5:55 p.m.||March 11, 2014|
|HA619||MKK-HNL||6:35 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||March 11, 2014|
|HA612||HNL-LNY||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||March 18, 2014|
|HA613||LNY-HNL||10:40 a.m.||11:10 a.m.||March 18, 2014|
|HA616||HNL-LNY||2:40 p.m.||3:10 p.m.||March 18, 2014|
|HA617||LNY-HNL||3:50 p.m.||4:20 p.m.||March 18, 2014|
The livery of the new 48-passenger ATR-42 aircraft was created by renowned Hilo-based artist Sig Zane and his son Kuha'o. They incorporated Hawaiian Airlines' interisland route map as a foundation for the design, which weaves three kapa patterns: piko (navel), representing ancestry and progeny; manu (bird), representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo (taro), representing family. The ATR-42 aircraft are named after a significant wind on each of the islands that 'Ohana by Hawaiian will serve: Holo Kaomi of Paoma'i, Lana'i; Kaiaulu of Wai'anae, O'ahu; and Hikipua of Halawa, Moloka'i.
The 'Ohana by Hawaiian operation creates more than 100 new Hawai'i-based jobs in various areas of air transportation including pilots, flight attendants and mechanics as well as ground-handling and customer service positions. Hawaiian Airlines handles reservations and sales for the new operation, allowing the interisland flights to integrate seamlessly into Hawaiian Airlines' well-established route network. The service will operate out of gates 49 and 50 at Honolulu International Airport.
Members of HawaiianMiles, the Hawaiian Airlines loyalty program, can earn or redeem miles for award travel on all 'Ohana by Hawaiian flights. To learn more or to sign up for free, visit HawaiianAirlines.com/HawaiianMiles.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approvals. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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