Airline extends deal for aircraft's arrival
Island Air has extended its fare special until 11:59 tonight to celebrate the arrival of its new ATR 72 JetProp aircraft.
Fares start at $61 for IslandAir routes and are valid for travel through Dec. 31. The fare special is available online only at IslandAir.com.
Founded in 1980, the airline offers 331 weekly flights and serves Kahului and Kapalua airports on Maui, Molokai's Hoolehua Airport, Lanai Airport, Lihue Airport, Kona International Airport and Honolulu International Airport.
Southwest closer to flying to the islands
DALLAS - Southwest Airlines is one step closer to flying to Hawaii.
Flight attendants approved contract changes that will allow the carrier to operate flights to the islands and nearby international destinations that require flying over oceans or the Gulf of Mexico.
The Transport Workers Union said Friday that 52.3 percent of flight attendants voted in favor of the agreement, while 47.7 percent opposed it. They rejected an earlier proposal in May.
Union officials say the deal should help flight attendants as Dallas-based Southwest grows beyond the 48 contiguous states.
Flight attendants will be required to get passports but the company will reimburse them for expenses.
Southwest pilots voted in June to approve overwater flights.