On 11 March, Molokai Airport celebrated the arrival of Hawaiian Airlines new inter-island service from Honolulu. The route is operated by ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’s ― the carrier’s newest inter-island subsidiary ― ATR 42-500s.
- Hawaiian Airlines, the largest airline in Hawaii, expanded its inter-island network with a new service from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Molokai, HI (MKK) on 11 March. The 87-kilometre sector, which was last served in 2004, will be operated thrice-daily, utilising ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’s (Hawaiian’s newest inter-island operation) 48-seat ATR 42-500s. The new airport pair will face extensive competition from Mokulele Airlines’ 79 weekly flights and Island Air’s twice-daily services. Commenting on the route launch, Mark Dunkerley, CEO, Hawaiian Airlines, said: “Today marks a very special day for us as Hawaiian Airlines returns to the island of Moloka‘i, in partnership with Empire Airlines, to serve its residents and community members with our new turboprop service. With the launch of ‘Ohana by Hawaiian, our island communities are now connected with a new, safe and reliable service that our kama‘āina and their ‘ohana can enjoy.”