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July 3, 2014 Global Travel Media TV, Headline News No Comments Email Email

EGT mediaTVOhana by Hawaiian has announced an expansion of its services for the summer to include Maui, connecting more islands and offering kama‘āina, that’s Hawaiian for residents and visitors more options and more flexibility for neighbour island travel.

With Ohana by Hawaii only recently launched as Hawaiian Airlines’ interisland turbo prop operation, the new services provide daily flights between Kahului, Maui and Moloka‘i; Kahului and Kona, Hawai‘i Island ; and Kahului and Hilo.

The airline has also announced an additional flight between Honolulu and Moloka‘i which will also operate for the summer period, increasing its existing service from thrice daily to four times daily between the two islands.

Hadden Watt, ‘Ohana by Hawaiian managing director said, “Since launching ‘Ohana by Hawaiian earlier this year, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive response and robust demand for more service between the islands to connect our communities,” adding, “We are excited to answer the call for more service from our customers, offering them more convenience and flexibility when planning their neighbor island travel.”

The new livery of the new 48-passenger ATR-42 aircraft was created by renowned Hilo-based renowned artist Sig Zane and his son Kuha‘o, incorporating Hawaiian Airlines’ interisland route map as a basis for the design, which also weaves three kapa patterns: piko, representing ancestry and progeny; manu, representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo, representing family.

The aircraft are named after the winds of the islands: Holo Kaomi (Paomaʻi, Lāna‘i); Kaiahulu (Waianae, Oahu); and Hikipua (Halawa, Molokai).

Not only can you check out what Sig had to say about the story behind the design and the paint job, but you can also see an amazing time lapse video of the whole very impressive painting process, by clicking on the video boxes below: –

When I was in Hawaii recently I met Ann Botticelli, Hawaiian Airlines’ Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and we chatted about Hawaiian Airlines and everything it means, and to check out what she had to tell me about this amazing airline click on the video box below: –

A report by John Alwyn Jones on location for Global Travel Media from Hawaii brought to you by Hawaiian Airlines

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