Island Air, an inter-island carrier based in the Hawaiian Islands, is making it more affordable to travel inter-island with the introduction of its “Hele Mai Saver Fare.”
Starting immediately, travelers can save by booking the first and last flights of each of Island Air’s routes. Fares on the first and last flights will be $60 one way between Honolulu, Kahului and Lhue, and $70 one way on flights between Honolulu and Kona. The Hele Mai one-way fare includes one federal transportation segment tax and one security fee. Other taxes and fees may apply.
“The Hele Mai Saver Fare is ideal for anyone traveling between the Islands for early morning appointments or all-day meetings, as well as those who want to enjoy an early dinner or sunset pau hana (happy hour) before catching the last flight out,” said David Uchiyama, Island Air president and CEO, in a written release. “The Hele Mai Saver Fare is also a great way for travelers to maximize their time by getting an early start and having a full day to spend time with family and friends on our beautiful Islands.”
New Q400 Turboprop Planes Position Island Air for Growth, Expansion
In January, Island Air held a blessing and naming ceremony for the first of three new Q400 turboprop airplanes it is acquiring as part of a long-term plan to upgrade its fleet and expand the company’s presence in Hawaii's inter-island market.
With the addition of the new aircraft, which is currently in service, Island Air will increase the number of daily roundtrips between Honolulu and Kahului from six to seven, and the number of daily roundtrips between Honolulu and Kona from five to six.
Island Air plans to convert to a full fleet of new Q400 aircraft and transition its existing fleet of five ATR-72 aircraft out of service. The Q400 turboprops are being leased through leasing company Elix Aviation Capital Limited. The agreement includes three Q400 aircraft. The second Q400 is scheduled to arrive later this week, and the third is expected to be delivered in April.