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Island Air adds new planes, expanding flight schedule

Over the next four months, Island Air plans to phase in new regularly scheduled flights that will significantly increase its roundtrip service between Oʻahu and the neighbor islands. The number of daily roundtrip flights between Honolulu and Kahului will double to 16; between Honolulu and Kona will increase from six to 10; and the number […]

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Island Air ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop plane.

Island Air extends waive change fee period due to Hurricane Lester

Island Air has extended the travel period for customers needing to change their travel plans due to Hurricane Lester. Effective immediately, customers ticketed for travel on Island Air from August 31, 2016 through September 4, 2016 will be permitted to change their reservations without charge to ticketed flights through September 10, 2016.

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Hawaiian Airlines lowers interisland fares starting today

Hawaiian Airlines today implemented a new fare structure for neighbor island travel that lowers ticket prices across all of its fare classes from 4 to 25 percent. The new rates, which are available for booking today on www.HawaiianAir.com, are designed to stimulate increased kama’aina travel. Under the new fare structure, the lowest fare for a […]

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Neighbor Island travelers now have the ability to choose from a range of four travel plans that allow them to lock in lower fares over a 12-month period with a new product introduced today by Hawaiian Airlines.

Hawaiian’s new Neighbor Island Travel Plans offer customers savings of up to 14% off its current lowest web fares for nonstop travel between Honolulu and Lihue, Kauai, Kahului, Maui, and Hilo and Kona on Hawaii Island.

Hawaiian Airlines offers four inter-island travel plans

Neighbor Island travelers now have the ability to choose from a range of four travel plans that allow them to lock in lower fares over a 12-month period with a new product introduced today by Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian’s new Neighbor Island Travel Plans offer customers savings of up to 14% off its current lowest web […]

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International cultural heritage travelers up 14 percent

International cultural heritage travelers up 14 percent

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Commerce has released its first Cultural Heritage Visitor (CHV) Profile. The CHV profile showcases select characteristics of overseas visitors who participated in one or more of the following activities: art gallery/museum, concert/play/musical, cultural heritage sites, ethnic heritage sites, American Indian community, historical places, and national parks. The United States […]

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Chinese travel to U.S. expands to three additional provinces

Chinese travel to U.S. expands to three additional provinces

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced the expansion of travel from China to the United States under phase 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed by China and the United States, which allows Chinese leisure travelers to visit the United States in group tours. Phase 3 expands the reach of the […]

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Travel abroad declined 3 percent in 2009

Travel abroad declined 3 percent in 2009

MEDIA RELEASE The overall U.S. outbound market totaled 61.5 million in 2009, down 3 percent compared to 2008. Travel to overseas regions declined two percent, while travel to Mexico and Canada declined 4 percent and 7 percent, respectively. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, the top five countries […]

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"As a precaution, DHS has taken a number of steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams and pat downs, among others. As always, we remind the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement."

Dept of Homeland Security on increased security precautions

“As a precaution, DHS has taken a number of steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace […]

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“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been briefed on the incident aboard Northwest Airlines flight #253 and is closely monitoring the situation.

Passengers may notice additional screening measures put into place to ensure the safety of the traveling public on domestic and international flights.

TSA to add more screening measures for air travelers

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been briefed on the incident aboard Northwest Airlines flight #253 and is closely monitoring the situation. Passengers may notice additional screening measures put into place to ensure the safety of the traveling public on domestic and international flights.

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Hawaiian, Korean Air code share service begins today

Hawaiian, Korean Air code share service begins today

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Sept. 01, 2009 – The expanded code sharing agreement between Hawaiian Airlines and Korean Airlines began today, offering customers of both carriers increased convenience on nonstop service between Hawaii and Korea. Hawaiian’s “HA” booking code is now listed on flights operated by Korean between Incheon, South Korea and Honolulu, as well […]

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Mokulele Airlines introduces $299 September pass for unlimited inter-island jet flights

Mokulele Airlines introduces $299 September pass for unlimited inter-island jet flights

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI  Mokulele Airlines just announced an attractive September Island-Hop till you Drop Pass priced at $299 for unlimited travel throughout the month on any of their jet flights. Guests must purchase their passes by August 31st when the offer expires, so they can plan a lot of inter-island travel next month […]

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Hawaii Traveller Tips resource for visitors with disabilities

Hawaii Traveller Tips resource for visitors with disabilities

MEDIA RELEASE DCAB UPDATES “HAWAI‘I TRAVELER TIPS” A RESOURCE FOR VISITORS WHO HAVE DISABILITIES OR HEALTH CONDITIONS HONOLULU – The state’s Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) has updated its “Hawai‘i Traveler Tips” informational guide for the islands of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui, and Moloka‘i. The guide contains extensive information on resources for visitors to […]

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Go! airlines parent, Mesa Air Group, reports loss of $37.7M for Q2

Go! airlines parent, Mesa Air Group, reports loss of $37.7M for Q2

Mesa Air Group announced today a second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $27.2 million from continuing operations and a net loss after tax of $37.3 million from continuing operations on operating revenues of $233.0 million. The significant after tax net loss is the result of recording $64.5 million income tax expense primarily driven by an […]

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