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Mokulele Airlines expanding service in Hawaii

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Mokulele Airlines, whose parent company is Southern Airways Express, announced plans Monday to add two 28-seat Saab 340B Plus aircraft, which have the capability to carry more than three times the number of passengers that are on its standard nine-passenger Cessna Caravan turboprop airplanes. The Saab aircraft have overhead bins and offer plenty of cargo room for super large and bulky items, including wheelchairs.
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Capt. Robert Smith and flight attendant Anna Oyape stand outside of Mokulele's new plane.
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Keith Sisson, left, Mokulele Chief of Staff, Anna Oyape, flight attendant, Ross Higashi, DOT fiscal management officer, and state Sen. Lynn DeCoite (D, Molokai-Lanai-East Maui), sit inside Mokulele's new plane. Mokulele Airlines is making good on the promise that it made to expand interisland service to meet the community’s needs back in January 2021 when it became the only airline that flies to both Molokai and Lanai.
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An older Mokulele plane. right, sits in front of a new plane.
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Passengers get ready to board a Mokulele flight.
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Capt. Mary Suligoy sits in the cockpit of Mokulele's new plane.
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Daren Navarro, left, flight attendant, Capt. Robert Smith, Capt Mary Suligoy and instructor and Capt. Louis Jauregui, and Anna Oyape, flight attendant, pose for a photo.
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Keoni Otani prepares to board his flight on Mokulele.
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Instructor and Capt. Louis Jauregui, left, and Capt. Robert Smith in front of Mokulele's new airplane.

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