Mokulele Airlines unveiled its new commuter terminal at Kahului Airport on Monday, celebrating the renovated space with a blessing and the announcement of new flights between Kahului and Hilo.
A small number of guests, including the airline’s founder and Hawaii island native, Kawehi Inaba, and Southern Airways Corporation Chairman and CEO Stan Little, gathered at the terminal for the blessing. Southern, along with its Hawaiian investors, have operated Mokulele since 2019.
Mokulele used local workers and locally sourced materials to complete the renovation, which features a modern tropical theme with digital monitors, bamboo facades, new counters, and updated signage, the airline said in a news release.
Mokulele also announced a brand-new, four-times-a-day service between Kahului and Hilo, which will be the only nonstop flights between the two airports when the new schedule begins April 19. Flights will depart from the Hilo commuter terminal, which Mokulele said it hopes to have renovated in time for the inaugural flight. Fares between Hilo and Kahului will begin at $89, with tickets now on sale at mokuleleairlines.com.