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Island Air commemorates return of service to Kauai

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Island Air today commemorated the return of interisland air service to Kauai with a blessing of its new check-in counter and celebration of its inaugural Honolulu-Lihue flights.

The event included remarks by Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.; Kauai County Council Chair Mel Rapozo; Kaulana Finn, representing Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard; and Island Air President and CEO Les Murashige. 

Passengers on the inaugural flights were greeted with lei and hula performances by keiki from Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina'ala. 

Starting today, Island Air restored service to the island of Kaua'i with six daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lihu'e, with connections to Kahului.

Effective April 1, Island Air will increase Honolulu and Lihu'e service as follows:

Friday to Sunday – eight daily round-trip flights
Monday – seven daily round-trip flights
Tuesday – Thursday – six daily round trip flights

In addition to increasing seat capacity to Kaua'i, Island Air has hired 27 employees on Kaua'i and O'ahu to service the Honolulu-Lihu'e  route.

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