Mokulele to Begin Flights from Waimea Airport
by Dave Smith
Mokulele Airlines will begin providing two daily flights from the Waimea-Kohala Airport to Kahului, Maui on Saturday, Sept. 21.
A grand opening celebration will be held followed by the departure of the first flight at 7 a.m.
Mokulele is offering an introductory rate of $59 for one-way flights to Kahului.
For a total fare of $99, passengers can include a connecting flight to Honolulu, said Dave Berry, Mokulele’s director of sales and marketing.
To take advantage of the introductory fares, reservations must be made online through www.mokuleleairlines.com by Oct. 31.
Service from the Waimea-Kohala Airport was previously provided by Pacific Wings which ceased flights there in June.
Mokulele, which has been flying in Hawaii since 1994, was purchased in 2011 by TransPac Aviation Inc. It offers more than 115 flights a day connecting all of the main Hawaiian islands except Kauai using a fleet of nine-passenger, turbine-powered Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.
Mokulele began providing daily service from Kona International Airport to Kapalua, Maui in July.
Hope those cute lil planes don't get blown out of the sky in Waimea!