POSTED: 2:36 p.m. HST, Jun 5, 2013
Makani Kai Air is expanding its Molokai service and will offer five daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Kalaupapa beginning Saturday. The airline currently offers twice daily service between Honolulu and Kalaupapa six days a week and one round trip on Sundays.
“We are encouraged by the response from the Molokai community,” Makani Kai Air President Richard Schuman said. “Since we began our service to Kalaupapa two years ago, there has been a tremendous amount of support for Makani Kai.”
Makani Kai Air, established by Schuman Aviation Co. in 2009, uses two Cessna Grand Caravan turbine aircraft, two Piper Chieftain twin-engine airplanes, two Eurocopter AS-350 A-Stars, and an MD500.
The parent company also operates Makani Kai Helicopters.