Island Air Expands Student-Friendly Fare Program

August 22, 2016, 11:52 AM HST
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Island Air’s expanded College Student Standby Program offers discounted interisland rates for students enrolled in Hawai‘i Pacific University, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i.

Students now have the opportunity to stand by for any Island Air interisland flight for the student-friendly price of $45 each way.

The $45 is a standby rate, subject to seat availability and can be changed without notice. Fare includes one federal transportation segment tax and one security fee. Other taxes, fees, and restrictions may apply.

Island Air launched its college standby fares last October as a pilot program available to students enrolled at University of Hawai‘i schools and community colleges on O‘ahu and Maui.

As Island Air added routes to Līhu‘e and Kona, the standby program was expanded to include all universities and community colleges in the UH system.


The program’s popularity among UH students, along with growing requests from students at other Hawai‘i universities led Island Air to extend the standby fares to HPU, Chaminade and BYUH students.


To qualify for the College Student Standby rate, students must present a valid University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Pacific University, Chaminade University or Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i student identification to a customer service agent at any Island Air ticket counter.

There is no maximum number of times a student may participate in the offer.

“As an island business, we support our students who are pursuing their higher education goals, and we want to make traveling interisland more convenient and affordable for them,” said David Uchiyama, president and CEO of Island Air. “We know the importance of getting away from hitting the books for a little exploration or taking some time to visit family and friends. We hope students will take advantage of this opportunity and ‘Fly the Island Way’.”


For more information about Island Air or to make a reservation, visit or call (800) 652-6541.

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