Island Air Plans Big Island ExpansionApril 14, 2016, 11:59 AM HST (Updated April 14, 2016, 11:59 AM)
Island Air will expand to the Big Island.
The company announced Thursday that it would soon offer five daily round-trips between the Honolulu International Airport and the Kona International Airport.
In a release, the company said that the addition of Big Island services will provide more interisland travel flight options for both visitors and local residents, as well as create about 25 new jobs in West Hawai’i.
“Both the community and our travel industry partners have reached out to us asking for more support for the West Hawai‘i community,” said Les Murashige, Island Air’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue to improve our operations and expand our presence in the community, Island Air is proud to once again serve Hawai‘i Island and provide service to support Hawai‘i’s families, local businesses and our visitors so that all may enjoy our Island way.”
Island Air will use a check-in ticket counter in Terminal 1, and its arrivals and departures will be out of Gate 5 at the Kona airport.
As part of the new expanded launch, Island Air is conducting an introductory fare sale from April 14 through April 20. During the promotion, one-way flights between Honolulu and Kona will begin at $69 for travel between June 14 and Sept. 30.