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Mokulele Airlines more than doubles service to Kapalua

By Dave Segal

LAST UPDATED: 04:32 p.m. HST, Apr 01, 2013

 Mokulele Airlines began more than doubling its flights to West Maui today as strong demand for Honolulu-Kapalua service prompted the increase to seven round-trip flights a day from three.

Ron Hansen, CEO of Mokulele, said the increase was planned before larger rival Island Air announced March 22 that its last flights between Honolulu and Kapalua would be May 31. Island Air is phasing out its 37-seat Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8 aircraft because they are reaching the end of their “economic life” and bringing in 64-seat ATR 72 turboprop aircraft that will be too large to land on Kapalua West Maui Airport’s 3,000-foot runway.

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localguy wrote:
Pretty soon Hawaiian will jump in to steal the passengers. They have the mistaken idea everyone in the Nei should only fly them. Their CEO needs more compensation/money for all his backbreaking work. Yeah. Right.
on April 1,2013 | 04:52PM
hornswoggler wrote:
To bad for Mokulele that Hawaiian is already planing to fly into Kapalua, it was reported in the Maui News 3/31. Even though the airplanes Hawaiian will fly, the ATR 42, can't go in and out of Kapalua with full loads, they will won't stop until the every airport is dominated by purple!
on April 1,2013 | 10:07PM
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