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County, tourism and airline officials hope to resume service in the future

Big Island bids JAL flight a warm a hui hou

County, tourism and airline officials hope to resume service in the future

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Vancouver-Kona flights beginning in December

Vancouver-Kona flights beginning in December

MEDIA RELEASE As winter approaches and temperatures in the Great White North plummet, the Big Island offers a sunny reprieve from cold weather with convenient seasonal flights from Vancouver to Kona. Air Canada and WestJet begin direct service to Kona in December, just in time for shivering Canadians to take advantage of the sunshine and […]

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Online petition supports JAL's Kona flight

Online petition supports JAL’s Kona flight

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Following the announcement that Japan Airlines isconsidering dropping its Kona flight route, a delegation of island visitor industry leaders visited Japan last week. The delegation is expected to make a statement sometime next week about the visit. In addition to urging the airline to reconsider axing the 15-year-old […]

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Alaska Airlines announces new Hawaii flights

Alaska Airlines announces new Hawaii flights

MEDIA RELEASE Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air today announced expanded service to Hawaii and Mexico and new service between San Jose, Calif., and Los Angeles that will strengthen international connections with the airlines’ alliance partners. Alaska Airlines will inaugurate daily service between San Diego, Calif., and Kahului, Maui, beginning Oct. 1, and daily seasonal service […]

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Big plane makes big delivery at Kona

Big plane makes big delivery at Kona

An eagle-eyed Hawaii 24/7 reader sent in these photos of the Antonov AN-124, the world’s second largest aircraft behind the Antonov AN-225, as it made a stop Friday, Jan. 15 at Kona International Airport. The Russian-built plane measures more than 225 feet long and has a wingspan of 240 feet. It is believed to be […]

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Airline announces four-times-weekly Big Isle flights from San Jose beginning next year, in addition to three a week from Oakland

Alaska Airlines arrives in Kona with more good news

Airline announces four-times-weekly Big Isle flights from San Jose beginning next year, in addition to three a week from Oakland

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:46 a.m. alarm for a capsized boat 1/2 mile off Kona International Airport Saturday morning (Sept 12).

A large swell had broken over the 12-foot Alii Kai capsizing it with two adults and one child on board. A passing 16-foot watercraft took the child aboard and called for help which brought Chopper Two to locate the vessels and the fire department's rescue boat to pick-up the two adults clinging to the capsized boat

Three rescued from capsized boat off Kona International Airport Saturday

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:46 a.m. alarm for a capsized boat 1/2 mile off Kona International Airport Saturday morning (Sept 12). A large swell had broken over the 12-foot Alii Kai capsizing it with two adults and one child on board. A passing 16-foot watercraft took the child aboard and called for help which […]

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Eight years ago, in the early hours of Sept. 11, 2001, America came under attack and Hawaii's air traffic connection with the world was severed. Video from Sept. 11, 2001.

Day of remembrance: Looking back eight years

Eight years ago, in the early hours of Sept. 11, 2001, America came under attack and Hawaii’s air traffic connection with the world was severed. Video from Sept. 11, 2001.

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Families gather to welcome more than 100 troops home to the Big Island after second deployment in combat zone

National Guard soldiers home from Iraq tour

Families gather to welcome more than 100 troops home to the Big Island after second deployment in combat zone

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Kona Airport security lane to improve peak hour service

Kona Airport security lane to improve peak hour service

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Transportation and the Transportation Security Administration have announced the implementation of a new passenger security screening lane which will begin operating in September 2009 at Kona International Airport’s North Terminal. Located to the right of the two existing North Terminal security lanes, the new lane will provide improved service […]

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Just a drill ...

Just a drill …

        Firefighters and emergency crews at Kona International Airport are conducting training exercises this week. Smoke can be seen from Queen Kaahumanu Highway during the exercises toward the north end of the airport. The three-day training concludes Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Funds released for Kona airport baggage carousel

MEDIA RELEASE As part of the state’s $2.3 billion Airports Modernization plan, Gov. Linda Lingle this week released $1,678,000 to replace the baggage carousel in Kona International Airport’s south baggage claim area and construct a new interim baggage claim facility to increase capacity. “Installing a more durable baggage system and increasing capacity will benefit airline […]

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Kona man nabbed in airport drug bust

MEDIA RELEASE (UPDATE WITH DATE CORRECTIONS FROM POLICE) A 46 year-old Kailua-Kona man was arrested for drug offenses on Friday (January 30) at Keahole-Kona International Airport. Investigators from the Area II Vice Section received information alleging that a James Potts Jr. was smuggling cocaine on a flight from California bound for Kona on the afternoon […]

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