Hawaii Island News, Friday, 04 May 2018

Accessed on 04 May 2018, 1409 UTC, Post #16743.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Southwest announces plans for interisland flights

Southwest Airlines, which created a buzz last year by announcing plans to fly between the mainland and Hawaii, said Wednesday it also plans to fly passengers interisland for lower fares than travelers currently are paying.

Police ID industrial accident victim

Police have identified the Hawaii Electric Light Co. employee who died Wednesday in a fatal industrial accident on Highway 19 in Paauilo as 52-year-old Lyle Kaaihili of Waikoloa.

Southwest Airlines president shares more details on Hawaii plans

Southwest Airlines shared this morning more details about the carrier’s service plans for Hawaii by announcing initial gateway cities in California that will offer nonstop service pending required regulatory approvals. They are Oakland Metropolitan Airport (OAK), San Diego International Airport (SAN), Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF). All will have Hawaii service in the carrier’s flight schedules pending authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration for Southwest to serve Hawaii.

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Russ Roberts
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