Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day…. Most of us know those words that Bing Crosby first sang 70 years ago.  It’s truly hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but this time, America seems finally to be reopening for good.  It’s great to see tourists, locals, parents, kids, and everyday citizens Christmas shopping along Main Street America again—especially in Hawaii, where our flights were cut more severely than anywhere in the Southern/Mokulele system.  Mele Kalikimaka, indeed!


Our airline endured the pandemic, thanks to the continuing support of both our passengers and our team members.  We remain proud that not one single employee at Southern or Mokulele was laid off or even asked to take early retirement—I don’t know of a single other major airline who can say that!


If you’re traveling with us on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, I hope you’ll take a moment to offer a kind word to our staff who are working these days to get all our passengers to family, friends, and loved ones for perhaps the first time in months.  I’m personally thankful for all the folks, in our company and elsewhere, who are making this Christmas one of the best one in years.  We’re working on the holidays so that you can travel.


Thank you for flying Southern and Mokulele—and thank you to my colleagues for working so hard to serve our passengers.  We have been taught from our youth that “it is better to give than to receive.”  I am grateful to all the Southern/Mokulele family members who display a servant’s heart this Christmas season.


Onward and upward,