Kauai and the Big Island are now connected by a new flight service offered by Hawaiian Airlines.
The company launched the inaugural Lihue-Kona route Sunday.
There was a blessing ceremony and passengers climbed aboard the history making flight.
This is the first time in Hawaiian Airlines history that passengers now have a direct route between Lihue and Kona. It is also the longest inter-island route at 263 miles.
There route option is offered daily.
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