Makani Kai News Release
Makani Kai Air is offering a special $39 fare between Honolulu and Molokai as a means of introducing itself to the traveling public. The $39 fare, which is being offered for a limited time only and must be made online at MakaniKaiAir.com, includes all fees and taxes. The airline, which began its topside Molokai service in June of this year, has up to eight daily round trip flights between Honolulu and Molokai.
“This special fare is to thank the local people who have embraced Makani Kai and helped make our entry into the market a success,” said Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air. “We also want to invite people who have never flown with us to give us a try because we know that if folks knew how convenient it is to fly with us, they would use us all the time.”
Schuman pointed to the fact that Makani Kai’s location on the south ramp, “makes getting here a lot easier than fighting with the congestion inherent on the main terminal side. Parking is a snap, and because we’re relatively small, there are no lines to battle. We actually recommend people arrive just 15 minutes prior to departure. It’s pretty sweet.”
Located at 130 Iolana Place along Lagoon Drive, Makani Kai Air uses Cessna Grand Caravans for its interisland flights. The FAA 135 scheduled air carrier was established by Schuman Aviation Company, Ltd., in 2009. The parent company also operates Makani Kai Helicopters. Schuman Aviation Company, Ltd. is the only company of its type in the U.S. accredited by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations. Makani Kai is also an FAA certified 145 Repair Station.