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Hawaiian Airlines leads the way for punctuality


• Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 10:01 am
Hawaiian Airlines is back on top as the most punctual carrier in the U.S. Read More

PUC seeks plan to address Puna plant closure

The state Public Utilities Commission has met with the Hawaiian Electric Cos. and the nonprofit Hawai‘i Energy to develop a series of rapid-response actions to address the loss of renewable generation from the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant due to the lava flow on Hawaii island. Read More

PUC seeks public comment on EV road map

The Hawaiian Electric Cos. have filed their Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap (“EoT Roadmap”) with the state Public Utilities Commission. Read More
Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 12:44 am

First Hawaiian offers credit card rewards app

First Hawaiian Bank is introducing a MasterCard Pay With Rewards app for its MasterCard cardholders that will make it easier for them to apply their rewards toward any purchases. Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm
 

Hawaiian Airlines paring Big Island schedule

Hawaiian Airlines is trimming its Big Island schedule for Hilo and Kona by a total of three daily round-trip flights beginning next month. Read More
Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Territorial to buy back up to $5M in shares

The parent company of Territorial Savings Bank said Friday it has adopted its eighth repurchase program and might buy back up to $5 million of its outstanding shares. Read More

Realty firm Hawaii Life buys Kailua’s Home Shoppe Hawaii

Local real estate brokerage and management firm Hawaii Life has acquired Kailua-based Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, a boutique brokerage firm owned and operated by Yvonne Ahearn. Read More
Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 12:34 pm
 

Hawaii HomeOwnership Center gets $75K grant

The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center has received a $75,000 grant to be disbursed over a three-year period from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation. Read More
Updated on  June 6, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Lime to raise about $250M in funding


• Updated on  June 6, 2018 at 12:48 am
Lime, the bike and scooter sharing company that created a stir in Honolulu before pulling out of the market, is raising about $250 million in a funding round led by Google Ventures, according to a person familiar with the deal, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Read More

Report ranks isle economy among worst


• Updated on  June 5, 2018 at 12:37 am
Hawaii has the ninth-worst state economy in the nation, according to a WalletHub report, “2018’s Best & Worst State Economies,” released Monday. Read More

AirAsia X expanding to daily Honolulu service

Malaysian carrier AirAsia X, which began service to Hawaii in June, is increasing flights between Honolulu and Kuala Lumpur — with a layover in Osaka, Japan — in response to overwhelming demand. Read More
Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Hawaiian Airlines starting Long Beach service

Hawaiian Airlines is debuting nonstop daily service starting Thursday between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Long Beach Airport. The new service will represent Hawaiian’s 12th U.S. gateway city. Read More
Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Philippine air carriers poised to raise fares

Airlines in the Philippines are under pressure to raise ticket prices to offset rising fuel costs and the peso’s plunge to an almost 12-year low, risking lower demand from travelers also hurt by the currency’s decline. Read More

Discharged vets have hard time getting jobs

Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can’t get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to employers by the state of Connecticut will change that. Read More

Airport parking to be tight during holiday

Parking is expected to be tight at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport over the Memorial Day weekend due to ongoing construction and increased holiday traffic. Read More
Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 10:41 pm

Low jobless rate masks financial struggles

Despite an ultralow 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found. Read More

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