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Hawaiian Airlines to cut back on flights to Hilo, Kona

Hawaiian Airlines announced on Monday that they plan on cutting flights to Kona and Hilo. (Image: Hawaii News Now/File) Hawaiian Airlines announced on Monday that they plan on cutting flights to Kona and Hilo. (Image: Hawaii News Now/File)
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Hawaiian Airlines officials announced on Monday that they will be cutting back on the number of flights it takes to Hilo and Kona.

Starting next month, the major airline will be eliminating one evening round-trip flight to and from Hilo per day, as well as one evening and morning round-trip flight per day to and from Kona.

When the changes go into affect in July, Hawaiian Airlines will still by flying 14 round-trips between Honolulu and Hilo, and 21 flights between Honolulu and Kona.

"We are taking flights out of periods that have enough frequency to allow us to maintain the robust schedule of flying that our residents, in particular, expect," said Ann Botticelli, senior vice president of corporate communications for Hawaiian Airlines. 

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