On 18 March, Honolulu Airport celebrated the launch of ‘Ohana’s new inter-island service with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and chant at gate. Marking the celebrations were (left to right): Hadden Watt, Managing Director, ‘Ohana; Keoni Martin, Flight Instructor, Hawaiian Airlines; Kahu Richard Kamanu; and Peter Ingram, CEO, Hawaiian Airlines.
- ‘Ohana, Hawaiian Airlines’ newest inter-island subsidiary that in the previous week began operations with Molokai link, continued to expand with a new service from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Lanai, HI (LNY) on 18 March. The 117-kilometre sector to the sixth largest of the Hawaiian Islands will be operated twice-daily, utilising Empire Airlines’ 48-seat ATR 42-500s. The airline’s second inter-island service is already served by Island Air’s five daily flights. Commenting on the route launch, Peter Ingram, COO, Hawaiian Airlines, said: “We are very excited to once again have all of our islands connected through Hawaiian Airlines and our new ‘Ohana by Hawaiian turboprop service. The island of Lāna‘i is tranquil and enticing, and we invite everyone to fly on ‘Ohana by Hawaiian and explore all of the island’s offerings.”