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‘Ohana by Hawaiian: Celebrates 5 Years Serving Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i

June 19, 2019, 7:25 AM HST
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ʻOhana by Hawaiian celebrated its fifth anniversary of service between Honolulu and Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.  Employees commemorated the milestone by gifting 1 million HawaiianMiles each to two nonprofit organizations: the Moloka‘i Cancer Fund and Lāna‘i Kina Ole.

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‘Ohana by Hawaiian. (Photo Credit: Hawaiian Airlines)

Both organizations rely on the airline’s fleet of ATR-42 twin-engine turboprop aircraft to help their clients access medical services and supplies that are not readily available within their communities.

Moloka‘i Cancer Fund assists cancer patients by providing access to medical services, lodging and transportation. Volunteers also help secure air travel for patients to visit treatment centers located throughout the state.

Lāna‘i Kina Ole, a human services organization, provides kupuna (elderly) and their families free home health care and medical support by a team of registered nurses and certified nursing assistants.

‘Ohana by Hawaiian is operated by Empire Airlines.  It launched service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Moloka‘i Airport and Lāna‘i Airport in 2014.

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‘Ohana by Hawaiian currently offers five daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lāna‘i City and three daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Ho‘olehua on Moloka‘i.

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In 2016, ‘Ohana by Hawaiian expanded service with daily flights between Honolulu and Kapalua Airport in West Maui.

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‘Ohana By Hawaiian Managing Director Alanna James, pictured center in purple, and the Moloka‘i Cancer Center team gathering in celebration of the recent donation. PC: Hawaiian Airlines

Lāna‘i Kina Ole’s Valerie Janikowski (pictured left) accepting the donation check from ‘Ohana by Hawaiian Managing Director Alanna James. PC: Hawaiian Airlines

Team Kōkua volunteers at Lāna‘i Kina Ole’s inauguration and community celebration event. PC: Hawaiian Airlines

Lāna‘i Kina Ole’s. PC: Hawaiian Airlines.

Gate-side festivities during the ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’s inauguration of service between Honolulu and Kapalua Airport in West Maui. PC: Hawaiian Airlines.

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