Maui Business

Mokulele Airlines to ‘Lei’ Passengers on King Kamehameha Day

June 3, 2015, 8:49 AM HST
* Updated June 3, 8:50 AM
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The first 500 island hoppers to fly Mokulele Airlines on King Kamehemeha Day will receive lei. Courtesy photo.

The first 500 island hoppers to fly Mokulele Airlines on King Kamehemeha Day will receive lei. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Mokulele Airlines will celebrate King Kamehameha Day by presenting lei to the first 500 passengers who island hop on June 11.

“Mokulele was founded in 1994 by a native Hawaiian, Rebecca “Kawehi” Inaba, with the goal to share the beauty of the islands with passengers,” said Ron Hansen, president and CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “Our mission to honor that passion has only magnified.That’s why we provide daily service to Hawaiʻi’s most smallest communities, including Hāna, Waimea and Kapalua.”

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Mokulele Airlines, with the newest fleet in the state, operates over 120 daily flights from nine airports. Courtesy photo.

Mokulele Airlines, with the newest fleet in the state, operates over 120 daily flights from nine airports–Honolulu and Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) airports on O‘ahu, Kapalua, Kahului and  Hāna airports on Maui, Kona and Waimea airports on Hawaiʻi Island, and Ho‘olehua and Kalaupapa airports on Mokoka‘i.

“We feel our mission to make it easy for kama‘āina and visitors to experience the beauty the islands and King Kamehameha’s mission to unite the people of the Hawaiian Islands are closely aligned,” said Hansen. “Each station created their own lei with local lei makers and we also were also excited to have a beautiful performance for passengers in Kalaeloa airport by Hālau Hula ‘o Pualehua from Mililani, under the direction of Kumu An-g Pualehua Sylva.”

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“Mokulele Airlines is a family owned and operated business, and we believe strongly in treating our passengers like family so we wanted to do something special to commemorate this important holiday and share aloha,” said Hansen.

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