Hawaiian Airlines CEO says new planes to benefit Maui

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Published: Jan. 13, 2016 at 9:41 AM HST
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WAIKAPU, Hawaii (AP) - The president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines says more flights could be headed to Maui over the next few years as the company expands its fleet and operations.

Maui News reports Mark Dunkerley spoke to the Maui Chamber of Commerce on Monday and outlined what future developments for the company could mean for the island.

Hawaiian Airlines is looking to roll out new aircraft starting next year that will allow the company to service nonstop flights between the Neighbor Islands and new routes in the smaller mainland markets.

Dunkerley says Maui could be one of the main beneficiaries of the company's investment in aircraft.

He also announced Monday that Ohana by Hawaiian, the company's commuter airline, would be adding a twice-daily route from Kapalua to Honolulu.

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