Senator J. Kalani English thanks Hawaiian Airlines for extending service to Lānaʻi and Moloka'i through January 2020
Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English (Senate District 7 – Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe) released the following statement thanking Hawaiian Airlines for extending air service to Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi through January 2020:
“I want to thank Hawaiian Airlines for their willingness to continue to provide ‘Ohana by Hawaiian passenger flights between Honolulu and both Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i through at least mid-January 2021.
Despite an earlier announcement that the company would temporarily suspend routes, the communities of Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i are covered under the federal Essential Air Service (EAS) program and flights must be maintained to provide critical air service for residents.
Hawaiian Airlines has reaffirmed their commitment to our rural communities and they will comply with the EAS requirements to continue to serve Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.
I look forward to working with them as they continue exploring long-term solutions to preserve critical connectivity for both islands.”