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Hawaiian Airlines to hold neighbor island job fairs for former Island Air employees

In addition to the upcoming Nov. 18 Honolulu Open House for former Island Air employees announced last week, Hawaiian Airlines has confirmed additional job fairs in Līhu‘e, Kahului, and Kona. These sessions are reserved for displaced Island Air workers. LIH interviews for Customer Service Agents and Ramp Agents Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:20am – 12:00pm (20-minute interviews) LIH State of …

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Alexander & Baldwin Reveals New Corporate Logo and Tagline, “Partners for Hawaii”

Alexander & Baldwin, (NYSE:ALEX) (A&B) Hawaii’s premier commercial real estate company, today revealed a new corporate logo and the tagline “Partners for Hawaii” to reinforce the company’s strategic focus on investing in Hawaii. To mark the launch of the new corporate brand, A&B President and CEO Chris Benjamin and a team of company executives Monday rang The Opening Bell at …

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Hawaiian Airlines Adds Sunday Flights in Anticipation of High Passenger Demand

Hawaiian Airlines has added three extra roundtrip flights from Honolulu to Kona, Lihue and Kahului on the afternoon and night of Sunday, Nov. 12, in anticipation of high passenger traffic resulting from Island Air’s shutdown. The new flights are: Flight No. Departing Time Arriving Time HA1108 Honolulu 16:15 Kona 17:03 HA1107 Kona 17:33 Honolulu 18:20 HA1103 Honolulu 18:55 Lihue 19:36 …

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Police looking for man following bank robbery in Lahaina

On Friday, November 10, 2017 at about 12:35 p.m., an unknown male walked into the First Hawaiian Bank located at 215 Papalaua Street in Lahaina. Once inside, the male handed a teller a note and demanded money. No weapons were seen by the teller at the time. The teller gave the male $1,200.00 in various bills. The male then fled …

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Island Air focuses on assisting employees

While Island Air today focused on completing its scheduled flights and serving its passengers, the airline has been working to connect its team members with prospective employers as the company prepares to cease operations at midnight tonight. Island Air officials have been in communication with businesses around the state that have expressed interest in assisting the employees. In addition, Island …

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Haleakala National Park initiates their inaugural “Slow Down For Nene” campaign

Nēnē breeding season has arrived, which means the endangered birds are more active along Crater Road in Haleakalā National Park. Because the road bisects native shrubland, where nēnē feed and nest, the birds are especially vulnerable to being killed by cars. To protect the nēnē, which are found in Hawai`i and nowhere else on earth, park staff have installed traffic …

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UH Maui College research finds that food preservatives kill beneficial bacteria found in humans

University of Hawai‘i Maui College students Emily Graham, Ashley Malek and Adriel Robidoux, chemistry lecturer Dr. Peter Fisher, and microbiology and genetics professor and lead researcher Dr. Sally V. Irwin, published a study on the effects of a common food preservative on beneficial bacteria that are found in fermented foods and the human gut. The study focused on beneficial or …

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Hawaiian Airlines to Honor Island Air Tickets

Hawaiian Airlines is working quickly to provide flight relief for travelers who have been displaced by the shutdown of Island Air operations. Starting Nov. 11 through 17, Island Air guests holding a confirmed reservation to/from/via Honolulu, Oʻahu (HNL); Kahului, Maui (OGG); Kona, Hawai‘i Island (KOA); and Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i (LIH) can standby for Coach Class seating on Hawaiian’s regularly scheduled flights …

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Island Air to take its last flight after 37 years of service to Hawaii due to legal pressures

Hawaii Island Air, Inc. (Island Air) announced today it will be closing operations as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017. As a result of this announcement, all Island Air passengers must make alternative arrangements for interisland transportation, effective this Saturday, November 11, 2017. Earlier this month, Island Air was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an …

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