Mokulele Airlines, Hawaii's low-cost inter-island air carrier, has announced that it has purchased two new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft to keep up with the growing demand for interisland flights from Hawaii residents and visitors.
The fleet expansion will enable Mokulele to increase service between Honolulu and Molokai and Kahului and Hana airports on Maui.
"We'll be hiring and basing more pilots out of Honolulu and hiring more customer service agents there, too," said Ron Hansen, Mokulele Airlines CEO, in a written release. "Mokulele already offers more flights in and out of Molokai, Kahului and Kona than any other airline serving Hawaii."
Mokulele will take possession of the new 2013 model year, nine-passenger Cessna Grand Caravans in March and April. The new aircraft will be equipped with the latest Garvin avionics equipment.
Mokulele Airlines, flying the skies of Hawaii since 1994, was purchased by TransPac Aviation, Inc. in 2011 with a goal of providing high quality, low-cost interisland air service.