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Hawaiian Airlines resumes service to Lanai after 10-year absence

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:13 p.m. HST, Mar 18, 2014

rendering courtesy hawaiian airlinesHawaiian Airlines on Monday showed off its new interisland turboprop plane, complete with a kapa design.

Hawaiian Airlines resumed service to Lanai on Tuesday, after a nearly ten-year absence, with an 'Ohana by Hawaiian flight to the island.

'Ohana, Hawaiian's turbo prop service, began operations on March 11 with a flights to Molokai. The Lanai service will operate twice daily using a 48-seat ATR-42 aircraft.

"We are very excited to once again have all of our islands connected through Hawaiian Airlines and our new 'Ohana by Hawaiian turbo prop service," said Hawaiian Airlines Executive Vice President Peter Ingram.

'Ohana will compete with Island Air, which is owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, who bought 98 percent of Lanai in 2012 for a reported $300 million.

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cojef wrote:
With go going out on business on March 11, looks like Hawaiian is trying to get in this route and drive Island Air out of business. Not likely cause its owner got deep pockets.
on March 18,2014 | 04:59PM
808ikea wrote:
Yep you have that right. Hawaiian's net worth is about $325 million. Ellison's net worth is about $43 BILLION. Some seriously deep pockets.
on March 18,2014 | 05:13PM
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