Larry Ellison’s Island Air Eliminates LIH-HNL Service

Jim Karlovsky, RB | (808) 282-7981 Kauai Information , Local Kauai News Leave a Comment

Hawaiian Airlines FlightIsland Air, the airline owned by billionaire owner of the island of Lanai, Larry Ellison, has reported that it will officially terminate service between Lihue and Honolulu as of June 1, 2015.  The airline will also be terminating all nonstop flights between Lanai and Honolulu.  The only routes that Island air will continue to operate will be Maui to Lanai (twice daily) and Honolulu to Lanai via Maui (now a 90-minute offering, compared to their former 30-minute direct flight offering).

These changes to Island Air’s services are the result of the inability of the airline to effectively compete and steal business from Hawaiian Airlines, which continues to benefit from brand recognition, service to and from the mainland, and through-ticketing capabilities.  Island Air will now exist almost exclusively to serve Larry Ellison’s Lanai resort visitors who are travelling via Maui.

For more information, read the original news article:  “Island Air Cuts Hawaii Inter-Island Flights

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Having worked as a licensed Real Estate Broker in 3 states (HI, CA & IL), with $6.7 Billion in real estate sold, leased, advised upon and/or formally valued for clients, and with the experience of more than 150 completed transactions involving luxury residential, vacant land, retail, office and industrial property types, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the real estate advisory and sales services I provide to my clients here on Kauai. I hold myself to the highest ethical standards and always place my clients’ interests above my own. With an unwavering and unsurpassed work ethic, I work to advance the objectives of my clients with integrity and in a manner that fosters a sense of trust and respect.