Hawaiian Airlines has restarted flights to Kapalua Airport (JHM) in West Maui, 30 years after the airport opened and Hawaiian Airlines launched its inaugural service there, the company said.
The carrier´s 48-seat, ATR-42 turboprop aircraft now operates two roundtrip flights daily from JHM to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and one flight between JHM and Kahului Airport (OGG).
Between March 1, 1987 and April 1, 1993, Hawaiian served the West Maui airport with its 50-seat de Havilland Dash 7 aircraft. The three-letter designator code JHM was given to the airport in honor of the man who built it, Hawaiian´s former CEO and Chairman John “Jack” H. Magoon, Jr., who presided over the airport´s planning and construction.
In tribute to his success, a 9-foot tall by 12-foot wide memorial wall at JHM was unveiled by Hawaiian Airlines, the Hawai´i State Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Members of the late Magoon´s family attended the dedication ceremony.
Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), provides non-stop service to Hawai´i from 11 US gateway cities, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.