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Business Report: Ohana by Hawaiian Celebrates New Interisland Turboprop Service

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(Hawaii News Now) - Hawai‘i's newest interisland operation, ‘Ohana by Hawaiian, today announced that tickets for its long-awaited turboprop service from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to Moloka‘i Airport (MKK) and Lânaʻi Airport (LNY) are now available for purchase online at HawaiianAirlines.com. Three daily flights to MKK will launch on Tues., March 11 and twice daily service to LNY will begin Tues., March 18. In celebration of the launch, the airline is offering a special fare of $59 each way for tickets booked today through Mon., Feb. 17 for travel through April 17, 2014 to both destinations.

The livery of the new 48-passenger ATR-42 aircraft was created by renowned Hilo-based artist Sig Zane and his son Kûha‘o. They incorporated Hawaiian Airlines' interisland route map as a foundation for the design, which weaves three kapa patterns: piko (navel), representing ancestry and progeny; manu (bird), representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo (taro), representing family. The ATR-42 aircraft are named after a significant wind on each of the islands that ‘Ohana by Hawaiian will serve: Holo Kaomi of Paomaʻi, Lâna‘i; Kaiâulu of Wai‘anae, O‘ahu; and Hikipua of Hâlawa, Moloka‘i.

The ‘Ohana by Hawaiian operation creates more than 100 new Hawai‘i-based jobs in various areas of air transportation including pilots, flight attendants and mechanics as well as ground-handling and customer service positions. Hawaiian Airlines handles reservations and sales for the new operation, allowing the interisland flights to integrate seamlessly into Hawaiian Airlines' well-established route network. The service will operate out of gates 49 and 50 at Honolulu International Airport.

Members of HawaiianMiles, the Hawaiian Airlines loyalty program, can earn or redeem miles for award travel on all ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights. To learn more or to sign up for free, click here.

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