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Island Air Sponsors Miss Hawai‘i Pageants

August 15, 2017, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated August 15, 12:54 PM
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Island Air. Courtesy Photo.

Island Air has been named the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Miss Hawai‘i USA® and Miss Hawai‘i Teen USA® pageants.

The airline will provide interisland flights valued at more than $22,000 to enable pageant contestants from the neighbor islands to travel to O‘ahu for appearances and other preparations leading up to the state pageants on Nov. 19, 2017, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

The 2018 state titleholders will also be able to utilize the flights when they travel interisland for appearances during their yearlong reign. In the past, contestants were responsible for covering their transportation costs, which often deterred participation.

“Island Air is proud to be the first official airline sponsor of the Miss Hawai‘i USA® and Miss Hawai‘i Teen USA® program, and to support local young women throughout our state as they pursue their dreams and develop confidence and character that will help advance their careers and make a difference in our communities,” said David Uchiyama, president and CEO of Island Air.

“Being born and raised on Kaua‘i, I understand firsthand how much more challenging it is competing as a contestant from a neighbor island,” said Alicia Michioka, executive director of Miss Hawai‘i USA® and  Miss Hawai‘i Teen USA®.

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For more information about Miss Hawai‘i USA® and  Miss Hawai‘i Teen USA® call (808) 384-7659.

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