Category Archives: Mokulele Airlines

Mokulele Airlines to fly between Kalaeloa and Kahului

Mokulele New Route 6.2014 (LRW)

Mokulele Airlines (Kona, Hawaii) will fly between Kalaeloa (Oahu) and Kahului (Maui) starting on July 1.

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Mokulele to fly from Kalaeloa Airport (West Oahu) to Kahului, Maui


Mokulele Airlines (Kona, Hawaii) has announced that plans are well underway to begin air service at Kalaeloa Airport on west Oahu this summer. Kalaeloa is located at the former Barber’s Point Naval Air Base John Rogers Field. Mokulele is working in cooperation with the state of Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division to target a start date of July 1, at which time Mokulele would begin offering three daily roundtrip flights between Kalaeloa (JRF) and Kahului, Maui (OGG).

In addition to completing the construction projects and other preparations required to open the new airport, Mokulele is currently working on flight scheduling and staffing. The opening of the airport for commercial traffic will initially create 6-10 new positions for customer service agents, ramp agents, mechanics, pilots and management personnel. The airport’s west Oahu location would make these positions ideal for residents of the Kapolei and Ewa Beach areas.

Mokulele’s new service from Kalaeloa will make air travel to and from Maui more convenient for residents of West Oahu as well as for those visiting the resorts and attractions in the island’s southwest region. When the new service begins, Kalaeloa will become the ninth airport Mokulele serves. As with most of the other airports Mokulele serves, parking is available and passengers will save time by not being required to go through TSA screenings.

Images: Mokulele Airlines.

Mokulele Airlines adds Honolulu-Kahului, Maui flights on April 1

Mokulele Airlines (Kona, Hawaii) began offering nonstop flights between Kahului, Maui and Honolulu on April 1 as part of its expansion plans for 2014. This summer, Mokulele will also begin offering service from Kalaeloa Airport on O’ahu which is located at the former Barber’s Point Naval Air Base John Rogers Field. To meet these expanding flight schedules, Mokulele is adding three new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft to its fleet.

Mokulele is also reassuring the public that it is separate from go! Airlines and is still operating despite the shutdown of go! on April 1. In 2011, Mokulele’s parent company, TransPac Aviation, purchased the turbo prop division of Mesa Air Group, the operator of go! Airlines. Since that time, Mokulele and go! have operated as two separate airlines, which is why Mokulele flight operations are not being affected by go!’s April 1 shutdown.

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/ Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N841MA (msn 1084) “Spirit of Kona” waits for the next assignment at Honolulu International Airport (HNL).

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Mokulele to begin Kona-Kapalua (Maui) service on July 19

Mokulele Express Caravan N862MA (Tko) OGG (redlegsfan21)(LRW)

Mokulele Airlines (Mokulele Express) (Kona) has announced that effective July 19, 2013, it will begin offering service between Kona International Airport on the Big Island and Kapalua Airport on Maui.

Mokulele will operate four daily flights between Kona to Kapalua. When the new service launches on July 19, Mokulele will become the first airline to operate regular service between the two cities.

Copyright Photo: Mokulele Airlines.

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Mokulele Airlines to return to West Maui (Kapalua)

Mokulele Airlines (Kailua-Kona) is expanding its services by returning to the Kapalua Airport, located on West Maui.


Depart Arrive Flight
Honolulu to Kapalua 10:25A 11:07A 1780
2:20P 3:02P 1782
Kapalua to Honolulu 11:28A 12:10P 1781
3:23P 4:05P 1783

Mokulele Airlines has recently been adding new cities to its growing network, most recently by providing the only daily nonstop flights between Kahului and Lanai City.

Mokulele offers over 46 flights a day connecting Maui & Oahu to the Big Island, Lanai, and Molokai using 9 seat turbine powered Cessna Grand Caravan 208 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: redlegsfan21.

Mokulele Airlines to add Lana’i-Maui service starting on April 15, 2012

Mukulele Airlines (Kailua-Kona) will add Lana’i-Maui (Kahului) service starting on April 15, 2012. The new route will be operated with 9 seat turbine-powered Cessna Grand Caravan 208 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: James Luksan/Mokulele Airlines.

Mokulele Airlines rebrands under its new ownership

Mokulele Flight Service (Mokulele Airlines) (Kailua-Kona), flying the skies of Hawai’i since 1994, was recently purchased by TransPac Aviation Holdings in late 2011 from the Mesa Group.

While rebranding its core business, the airline is maintaining its marketing relationship with Go!

Mokulele Airlines has introduced a new logo and branding and is taking a hard look at its core business. The airline will now focus on the commuter inter-island business.

Mokulele Airlines will continue all of its current routes – including flying the only shuttle between Kailua-Kona and Kahului and between Kahului and Molokai.

Mokulele offers over 40 flights a day connecting Maui and Oahu to the Big Island, Lanai, and Molokai using 9-seat turbine powered Cessna Grand Caravan 208 aircraft.

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