PUC approves Molokai ferry shut down

PUC approves Molokai ferry shut down

KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - After nearly three decades of transporting passengers, the Molokai ferry service will end Thursday, October 27.

The Public Utilities Commission approved the company's request to end its $62 trips between Kaunakakai and Lahaina.

The PUC says it cannot force the company to continue to operate at a financial loss.

The ferry says many riders have switched to airlines.

Refunds will be issued until December 16.

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