Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday that it will not begin serving passengers’ Ohana by Hawaiian, which was suspended in November due to the epidemic.
“This is a very harrowing decision, especially for those of us who were involved in a 2014 launch,” said Peter Ingram, President and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines. To start over and operate with sustainability “
Hawaiian said it would be costly and faced a number of hurdles to start up with its current fleet. The fastest flight returning is later this year.
̵6;Ohana by Hawaiian flies from Honolulu to Molokai and Lanai to serve hard-to-serve communities.It is operated by Idaho-based Empire Airlines and employs 97 people.
Mokulele Airlines will continue to service those islands and said on Thursday it would expand its service following the Hawaii announcement.
On Thursday, Hawaii said it would terminate state-wide ATR freight services.
The news came as the Hawaiian people struggled to support Neighbor Island’s demands.
Jon Snook, chief operating officer of Hawaiian Airlines, said the neighbor island’s quarantine rules continue to jam traffic.
Cross-island travelers will be required to test for a negative COVID or present a vaccination card to avoid quarantine.
“We think the containment is no longer necessary,” Snook said.
“It was introduced last summer, last year there were more than 300 cases in Honolulu. Therefore, protecting the neighboring islands during that time was reasonable. But it doesn’t make sense during this time. “
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