Howzit Howard: Delta Airlines

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Delta Airlines, which still runs the old Northwest service between Hawaii and both Tokyo and Osaka, says on December 22 it will launch Honolulu service to Nagoya. Only Japan Airlines flies here from Nagoya now.

In other airline news, ANA now confirms that item I fished out of a blog earlier in the week, ANA is launching a discount subsidiary. And Continental has a contract agreement with the teamsters for 3,700 technicians.

Hawaii weekly jobless claims, both new and total claims rose, but total claims still came in under 18,000.

Local Five does another demonstration today... Hilton Hawaiian Village this time, starting at 3:00 p.m.

More than 50 merchants now participating in a program at Windward Mall. Starting next month, every Monday will be military Monday, with 15 percent discounts on qualified purchases by military personnal and their families, active or retired.

First Hawaiian Bank's benefit for the Waipio Little Leaguers? Vice chairman Ray Ono says the fund now tops $65,000.

Central Pacific Bank is sending $25,000 to the Hawaii Community Foundation for a scholarship for Central Pacific employees and dependents. A longtime customer gave it. Executive chairman John Dean says everybody at the bank is grateful and humbled.

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