Mokulele Airlines, Hawaii's low-cost inter-island air carrier, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation that will allow the airline to begin offering daily service between Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) on Hawaii's Big Island and Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui.
The new service will begin on September 21st. Mokulele replaces Pacific Wings, which has ceased offering service on this route.
"Our new route will make it more convenient for the residents of the Waimea area to travel to Maui," said Mokulele President and CEO Ron Hansen in a written release. "Then, if their plans include a trip to Oahu, they can take a connecting flight to Honolulu from there. This route will also provide Big Island visitors with easy access to the beautiful resorts on the North Kohala coast."
Mokulele will operate two daily flights from the Waimea-Kohala and Kahului Airports.
To celebrate the new route, Mokulele is offering an introductory rate of just $59 one way, including taxes and fees, for reservations made by October 31. The $59 fares are based on availability, and reservations can be made online at www.mokuleleairlines.com.