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Ohana by Hawaiian 

Now Offering Expanded Summer Service

Additional service between Maui
and Molokai, Kona, and Hilo

Beginning in early July, Hawaii’s newest turboprop operation will offer daily flights between Kahului, Maui (OGG) and Molokai (MKK); Kahului, Maui and Kona, Hawaii Island (KOA); and Kahului, Maui and Hilo, Hawaii Island (ITO). The additional service will add to the current flights from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to Molokai (MKK) and Lanai (LNY). You now have more options and flexibility for neighbor island travel this summer.

‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights, operated by Empire Airlines, utilize a modern 48-passenger turboprop aircraft and offer the same safe, reliable, on-time service, combined with the friendly and authentic Hawaiian hospitality you’ve come to expect from Hawaiian Airlines.

For more information on ‘Ohana by Hawaiian click here and reserve your seat today!

*Operated by Empire Airlines doing business as ‘Ohana by Hawaiian. Schedule is subject to change. See Hawaiianairlines.com for details.

The Name

‘Ohana, the Hawaiian word for family, conveys the mission of our new operation: bringing people together. ‘Ohana by Hawaiian anchors us to our legacy and vision of connecting all island communities through flight, making it easier for everyone to share time together as one ‘ohana.

The Design

The design motif for the modern ATR 42 aircraft was created by renowned Hilo-based artist Sig Zane and his son Kuhao, who incorporated Hawaiian Airlines’ interisland route map as a basis for the design. Three kapa patterns were weaved together as one design: piko, representing ancestry and progeny; manu, representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo, representing family.

The Meaning Behind the Design

The piko symbol is derived from patterns seen in braided ti leaves.

A star used in navigation

A month in the lunar calendar

Represents family and heritage

Manu : Bird

The manu symbol is derived from the shape of a bird in flight.

Prow of the wa'a (canoe)

Traditional mode of transportation between islands

Represents where we come from


The kalo symbol is derived from the shape of a taro leaf.

A staple source of sustenance

Defines connections, kinship

Represents family and connections to others

Route Map

The kapa elements are woven together in a pattern derived from the Hawaiian Airlines route map, tracing modern connections between the communities of our island home.

The Aircraft

Our fleet of modern, ATR 42 turboprop aircraft evokes some of the magic and nostalgia of a bygone era, soaring along scenic shorelines. Service aboard ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’s 48-passenger twin-turboprop aircraft will feature the friendly, world-class service Hawaiian Airlines is famous for, delivered in a lighter, more casual local style.

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