HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oahu claims rose by about 200. On the Big Island, claims rose at the Kona office but fell in Hilo. Maui county saw an increase at the Wailuku office but a small decline in Kaunakakai. Kauai rose and so did agent claims, filed against other states by people now living here.
Hawaiian Airlines spent a quarter of its revenue on the fuel bill in the first quarter, as jet fuel costs rose 40 percent from last year. Result? Approximate breakeven, a profit of less than a quarter million dollars.
Alaska Airlines plans more flights to Hawaii in the fall. At various times from September to November, Alaska will launch service from Portland to Honolulu and Kona as well as extra service from Seattle to Kona, and now in addition to all that Alaska announced a nonstop from San Diego to Maui starting October 1st.