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Mokulele Announces $30.00 Standby Fares

Mokulele Airlines, inspired by the Easter Bunny’s recent visit, announced today that they are launching a special Island Hopper standby fare in April that will give kama‘aina the opportunity to island hop for just $30 per segment.

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“We are a family-owned and operated airline,” said Ron Hansen, President & CEO of Mokulele Airlines, “and Easter is family time. So we came up with an idea to make it affordable for family and friends to visit loved ones on neighbor islands.”

Mokulele will post daily Facebook and Twitter posts announcing which flights have open seats. To take advantage of the $30 per segment fair, flyers need to arrive at the check-in counter 30 minutes before the scheduled departure.

“It’s a first come, first-served concept,” said Hansen. “We have over 100 flights a day so there are a lot of opportunities for people to standby and save.”

Mokulele Airlines has an eleven plane fleet and operates daily flights from 9 airports including – Honolulu and Barbers Point airports on O‘ahu, Kapalua, Kahului and Hana airports on Maui, Kona, and Kanhului Airport on the Big Island, Ho‘olehua and Kalaupapa airports on Moloka‘i.

“So hop online and follow our official Facebook and Twitter pages,” said Hansen. “We will be posting flight availability and open seats starting immediately.”

The standby rate offer is valid through the end of April. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Mokulele and https://twitter.com/MokuleleAir

Mokulele Airlines Announces Grand Opening Celebration For Kalaeloa Airport – Adds Flights

Mokulele Airlines has announced that it will host a grand opening celebration on July 1 at the airline’s newest service location, Kalaeloa Airport on west Oahu, marking the successful conclusion of a year of preparations. Kalaeloa is located at the former Barber’s Point Naval Air Base John Rogers Field, and the grand opening and inaugural flight will take place 15 years to the day that the former base was closed and turned over to the State of Hawaii.

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The celebration, which is open to the public, will begin with a facility tour and entertainment by Kainani & Friends. Jenn Boneza, TV personality for Oceanic Cable 16 and Hawaii Five-0 actress will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.  Ron Hansen, president & CEO of Mokulele Airlines will welcome guests and special guest speakers will include Evelyn Souza, Chairperson of Neighborhood Board #24; Senator Mike Gabbard, Representative Karen Awana, Ross Higashi Deputy Director Airports Hawaii DOT,  and Shan S. Tsutsui, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii. Dignitaries from the Hawaii Department of Transportation will also be in attendance and Kahu Daniel “Kaniela” Akaka, Jr. will offer a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the airport and the plane that will make the inaugural flight.

July 1 will mark the beginning of Mokulele’s daily nonstop service to Kahului, Maui from Kalaeloa, with six scheduled daily flights, three each way. The inaugural flight to Kahului will depart at 1:00 pm. After the plane departs, closing remarks will be offered by Mokulele’s executive vice president and COO Dave Berry and a reception will follow with entertainment by award-winning slack key master Kawika Kahiapo and refreshments provided by Chef Paul Onishi, of the Culinary Art Academy and Young Life Oahu High School Students.

Kalaeloa will be the ninth airport Mokulele serves. As with most of the other airports Mokulele operates from, parking is hassle-free and TSA screenings are not required. Travelers will also save time by eliminating the need to drive to and from Honolulu on the H1. Mokulele is offering a special introductory webfare of $99 roundtrip including taxes and fees for the new Kalaeloa-Kahului route for reservations booked through July 31th for travel through August 30.

Mokulele Airlines said it has announced the expansion of its service between Kamuela-Waimea on the Big Island and Kahului, Maui by adding a third daily roundtrip flight to meet growing demand.

Mokulele began offering service form Kamuela in September 2013 after being awarded the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract from the Hawaii Department of Transportation. EAS is a government program designed to help ensure that smaller communities have access to commercial air service.

Mokulele will now offer 42 weekly flights between the two destinations, only 24 of which are subsidized by the EAS program.

More information is available at www.mokuleleairlines.com.

Mokulele Airlines Honoring Flights Purchased on go! Airlines

Mesa Air Group has announced that it is shutting down the interisland airline go! effective April 1.  Mokulele Airlines, Hawaii’s low-cost interisland air carrier, is honoring the flights purchased on go! Airlines for travel on Mokulele where available. For go! flights that were purchased on Mokulele’s website for travel to Kaua’i and Hilo, passengers should contact Mokulele for refunds. Mokulele Airlines has had a code share agreement with go! since November 2011 when TransPac Aviation purchased the turbo prop division from Mesa Air Group.

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For over two years, Mokulele has differentiated itself from go! by creating a new brand image that includes a new logo and color scheme. Mokulele also established its own counters at the airports it serves. Mokulele Airlines currently serves eight airports on five islands with plans for two additional airports to open later in 2014.

Mokulele Airlines has added nine new Cessna Grand Caravans to its fleet in the last 12 months due to increasing demand for low cost, interisland travel. For most of the airline’s destinations, Mokulele is offering a rate of just $59 one way, including taxes and fees, for reservations made by March 31, 2014. The $59 fares are based on availability, seats are limited, and reservations can be made online at www.mokuleleairlines.com.

Mokulele Airline Flights Return to Kapalua, Maui

Mokulele Airlines, one of Hawai’i’s favorite commuter airlines, is expanding its services by returning to the Kapalua Airport, located on West Maui.  Flights will begin on July 1st with 4 flights a day, and fares as low as $59.97 based on availability.

“As we expand our fleet, we will continue connecting the dots in Hawai’i,” says CEO Ron Hansen “The new flights will provide customers with additional options when traveling to and from Maui at affordable prices.”

“The added lift from Honolulu to Kapalua will be valuable as we head into the busy summer season,” said Michael Jokovich, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “It will provide our guests with a convenient alternative to flying into Kahului and additional access for visitors to enjoy all that Kaanapali has to offer.”

Flights are currently available online at www.mokuleleairlines.com, thru the reservations department, and thru your favorite travel agent.

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 non-stop flights between Kahului and Lanai City starting at $45.00.

ABOUT MOKULELE AIRLINES

Mokulele Flight Service, flying the skies of Hawai’i since 1994, was recently purchased by TransPac Aviation Holdings in late 2011. 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. The company maintains its headquarters in Kailua-Kona. For reservations & information, visit mokuleleairlines.com, facebook.com/mokulele , visit your favorite travel agent, or call 866 260 7070.

Mokulele Airlines Offering $38.00 Flights for Hawaii Senior Citizens – “WikiWings” Program

Mokulele Airlines  is rolling out a new program aimed at helping elder kama’aina save money when flying inter-island.

The airline, based on the Big Island, will be offering a flexible travel option that allows Hawai’i senior residents, with state ID (or proof of residence and age), the ability to fly for as low as $38.80 each way (taxes included) when booked within 30 minutes of departure at the airport check-in counter.

“I promised the people of Hawai’i that we will transform Mokulele into an airline that is focused on its Hawaiian customers,” said CEO Ron Hansen, “and by offering a new senior citizen discount we are living up to one of the promises.”

The WikiWings program works like this: any Hawai’i resident (with ID) at 65 years of age or older can request a seat on any Mokulele Airlines flight and fly. Reservations are only confirmed 30 minutes before departure (45 min in Honolulu). WikiWings customers are given the flexibility to fly when they want and when there is an open seat. Reservations require payment at the ticket counter and there are no change or cancellation fees. WikiWings is not available on partner flights operated by go.

“By allowing Hawaii’s seniors flexibility, they can stay longer, to finish their business, spend more time with family, or even fly back and forth more often without being stuck to a particular time or flight, I feel we can help bring back the spirit of aloha when they fly,” said Hansen.

Mokulele Airlines recently started the only nonstop service between Lanai and Maui, flying two roundtrip flights a day. Mokulele’s flights connect the Big Island and Maui with the Kona/Kahului shuttle and also between Lanai, Moloka’I to Maui and Honolulu.

Mokulele Airlines Announces Service Between Lanai and Maui

Kona-based Mokulele Airlines today announced service between the islands of Lana’i and Maui, starting on April 15, 2012. Listening to their customers’ needs, the airline provider is “happy to follow through with providing affordable and needed flights,” said Ron Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of Mokulele Airlines. The airline, recently under new ownership, will provide one daily direct flight from Lana’i to Maui and two daily direct trips from Maui to Lana’i. The new flights have allowed for an additional morning flight from Lana’i (with a brief stop on Moloka’i) to Honolulu.

Senator J. Kalani English, chairman of the Hawai’i State Senate Committee on Transportation and Senator for Hana, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe said, “I am elated that people on Lana’i will have over more opportunities to travel to visit their ‘ohana on other islands. I appreciate Mokulele Airlines’ willingness to listen to their customers and provide fair and affordable travel options, especially in my district which is remote in nature – air travel is a lifeline.”

Hansen added, “We are happy to provide the only nonstop scheduled flights between Lana’i and the Valley Isle. Lana’i travelers can now fly to Maui to shop, visit their doctor, or spend the weekend with ‘ohana. I’m hopeful that kama’aina will continue to make Mokulele their first choice for inter-island travel.”

Mokulele’s spring season start will offer daily flights between Lana’i City (LNY) and Kahului, Maui (OGG) with fares as low as $67.79 each way (taxes and fees included, seats may be limited, additional rules below). The flights are now available online at www.mokuleleairlines.com and will be available in the next few days to local travel agents and online websites.

Mesa Airlines Receives FAA Maintenance Gold Award

Mesa Airlines, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company’s Maintenance team was awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s prestigious Employer’s Gold Award for 2011.

The award is based on the percentage of the company’s eligible aviation maintenance technicians (“AMTs”) who complete a minimum amount of initial and recurrent training during the year. Of Mesa’s 221 eligible maintenance professionals, 195 — or 88 percent — received an individual AMT Award for 2011. The award provides maintenance technicians with incentives to improve safety by actively participating in initial and recurring training programs on their own initiative or in training programs subsidized by their employers.

Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and CEO, said, “We are delighted to be recognized by the FAA for training excellence, and I appreciate the hard work by our maintenance people and training team for continuing to be industry leaders in training and safety programs.” Garry Appling, Senior Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, added, “Mesa takes great pride in the dedication of our maintenance staff and I applaud our personnel for maximizing the opportunities to benefit from the training resources they have available to them. This dedication is a strong reflection on Mesa’s commitment to a Safety First culture.”

Mesa currently operates 77 aircraft with over 390 daily system departures to 92 cities, 35 states, Mexico, Canada and the District of Columbia. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as go!. In June 2006 Mesa launched inter-island Hawai’i service as go! and in October 2009 formed a joint venture with Mokulele Airlines. The go! and Mokulele operations link Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Hilo, Kona, Kahului, Ho’olehua, Lana’i and Lihu’e, utilizing 5 CRJ-200 aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines and 4 Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft operated by Mokulele Flight Service under a code-sharing agreement. Mesa, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 2,800 employees.

Go!Mokulele Makes it Official… Enters Mainland Market

It’s official… Go!Mokulele Airlines enters mainland market with flights from Rockford, Illinois to Honolulu!

London and Honolulu are officially added to the list of Rockford Airport destinations…

…Flight Attendant Anita Jalbert said, “Going to be able to fly to Honolulu out of Rockford, this is such a great airport! This is so exciting!”…

…She said, “It’s a wonderful flight. You have a meal, and a movie, and just the landing in Hawaii… you step off and you feel the warm breeze and the smell of the orchids and the smell of plumerias… it’s just going to be wonderful!”

Many feel the best part is having the convenience and hassle-free arrival home.

A rep from Mokulele Airlines tells us they are very excited for their new destination. They plan to share ballpark how much flights will cost and flight times sometime this week.

Full article here: RFD to Fly to London and Honolulu

Flights From Illinois to Hawaii Via Mokulele Airlines a Possibility

I just noticed the following bit of news which could provide a nice little bit of tourism to Hawaii:

You’ll soon be able to fly directly to the sunny islands of Hawaii, or historic London, England.

No word yet on when you can book your tickets.  The move makes Rockford the only airport in the midwest with direct flights to both locations

“It’s really a move by the board to engage our strategic plan to expand passenger service” says Zach Sundquist, Manager of Air Service Development.  It also “utilizes the facilities we have in place.”

Mokulele Airlines, which runs the flights to Hawaii, still needs the plan to be approved by the FAA

You can view the video here: RFD Announces New Destinations

Mokulele Flight Services Temporarily Suspends Operations – Go! Airlines Providing Temporary Transportation

go!, Hawaii’s low-cost inter-island airline, has been advised by its code share partner Mokulele Flight Service, Inc. that Mokulele voluntarily suspended operations temporarily to permit the completion of an internal audit. Mokulele flights are expected to resume shortly and in the interim, go! is providing transportation assistance to affected passengers.

The entire go! fleet is unaffected by these cancelations and jet service is continuing as scheduled to all destinations. Once Mokulele’s audit is completed and any identified corrective actions have been implemented, Mokulele will resume its full schedule, which should be Sunday.

“We have worked closely with Mokulele during this service disruption and remain committed to providing assistance to affected passengers,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief Executive of Mesa Air Group, Inc.

In order to assist Mokulele with the quick resolution of these inspections, go! has assigned teams of employees that include aviation maintenance technicians and quality assurance inspectors to provide support and additional expertise to Mokulele.

Mesa currently operates 77 aircraft with approximately 419 daily system departures to 93 cities, 35 states, Canada and Mexico. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines and go!. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 2,700 employees and was awarded Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine in 1992 and 2005.

$29 Tickets to Molokai Now Available on Go!Mokulele Airlines

I just noticed that one of the sponsors of this site, Go! Mokulele Airlines,  is offering an awesome rate to get to Molokai from Oahu and Maui right now!  $29.00 bucks… can you beat that?

I Fly Go! Mokulele Airlines!

Just a quick :30 seconds of your time as I’m  flying on Go!Mokulele Airlines! now.

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