4 Oahu post offices open for Sunday holiday mailing

In order to accommodate the extended holiday mailing rush, four Oahu Post Offices will once again on Sunday.

The airport post office, Ala Moana post office and Mililani post office, which have been open the past two Sundays, will once again open their doors from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to serve the seasonal increase in holiday customers.

The post office at Moanalua 99 (formerly 99 Ranch Market) will also be open this weekend: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday.

This weekend is expected to be extremely busy at all post offices as customers rush to send out their Christmas cards, letters and packages.

“This year we’re expecting a 30 percent growth in our package business,” said operations support specialist Daniel Hirai. “E-commerce and the economy is just booming, and we’re getting a lot of packages coming in.”

“It’s a crazy, busy time, but it’s our moment, our season, our final four, our Super Bowl, all rolled up into one,” said corporations communications specialist Duke Gonzales.

Friday was the suggested mailing date for First Class and Priority Mail to the mainland. Procrastinators have until Saturday, Dec. 20, to send their holiday cheer to the mainland via U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Express shipping service.

The Honolulu mail processing facility has been averaging processing 1.9 million pieces of mail daily since Thanksgiving, including more than 155,000 packages.

The package volume is up 20 percent over last year’s holiday season.

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