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Mokulele Expands Travel Within California

April 19, 2016, 12:11 PM HST
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Mokulele Airlines photo.

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Mokulele Airlines, operating out of the Kona International Airport, has announced that it will soon begin to offer services within the United States mainland.

Beginning on May 23, Mokulele will offer flights between two California locations, Imperial/El Centro and Los Angeles.

Mokulele has been in businesses since 1994, offering 120 daily inter-island flights between nine airports on Oahu, Maui, Moloka’i, and the Big Island. The company says its full set of inter-island flights will continue.

“We have to say a big mahalo to Hawai‘i for making us their favorite Island Hopper,” said Mokulele President Rob McKinney. “What we’ve been invited to bring to California is exactly what made Mokulele Airlines such a success here – highly competitive prices, convenient schedules, great service, and on time flights.”

Mokulele officials say that it will continue current offerings, including free travel for pets and $20 first baggage check-in. In addition, kids under the age of 11 will still get a 25 percent discount and the U.S. Military and Coast Guard will receive discounts.

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The company says that members of the airline’s frequent flyer and business flyer programs will continue enjoying all the perks and amenities they’ve grown used to.

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“We really wouldn’t have been cleared for takeoff in California if it weren’t for the support of the Hawai‘i market,” said McKinney. “To say thanks, any Kama‘aina flying Mokulele in California will receive a 25 percent discount when they show their Hawai‘i I.D. And of course their pets will fly free.”

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