Island Air to discontinue flights to Molokai

Photo: Island Air

Island Air announced Tuesday that it will discontinue service to Molokai. The last flights will be on April 1.

The news comes after Hawaiian Airlines announced the launch of Ohana by Hawaiian, a new interisland turboprop service with daily flights from Honolulu to Molokai and Honolulu to Lanai starting next month.

“Now that we are certain the island of Molokai will have adequate air service to match its needs, we have decided to redeploy our aircraft to another route that needs more capacity,” said Paul Casey, CEO of Island Air.

All of Island Air’s Molokai-based staff will be offered the opportunity to transfer elsewhere within the company.

For customers with confirmed reservations to or from Molokai on April 2 or later, Island Air will contact them to transfer their reservations to another air carrier or to refund the ticket. Customers may also call Island Air at 1-800-388-1105, or submit an inquiry through Island Air’s website.

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