‘Ohana by Hawaiian (Hawaiian Airlines) (Honolulu) has announced it will be expanding its route network for the summer to include Maui, connecting more islands and offering kama’āina (residents) and visitors more options and more flexibility for neighbor island travel.
According to the airline, beginning this July, Hawai’i’s newest turboprop operation will offer daily flights between Kahului, Maui (OGG) and Moloka’i (MKK); Kahului and Kona, Hawai’i Island (KOA); and Kahului and Hilo (ITO). Also announced is an additional flight between Honolulu and Moloka’i which will also operate for the summer period, increasing its existing service from thrice daily to four times daily between the two islands.
‘Ohana by Hawaiian operates its flights using 48-seat ATR 42 aircraft with a special livery designed by Hilo-based artist Sig Zane and his son Kūha’o, who both used Hawaiian Airlines’ interisland route map as inspiration for the design, weaving three kapa patterns: piko (navel), representing ancestry and progeny; manu (bird), representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo (taro), representing family. The ATR 42 aircraft are named after a significant wind on each of the islands that ‘Ohana by Hawaiian will serve: Holo Kaomi of Paomaʻi, Lāna’i; Kaiāulu of Wai’anae, O’ahu; and Hikipua of Hālawa, Moloka’i.
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