Japan Airlines returns to Kona

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main

JAL TO KONA: Rep. Mark Nakashima, Rep. Nicole Lowen, Gov. Ige, Haunani Apoliona, JAL board chair Masaru Onishi, Wil Okabe (for Mayor Harry Kim) and Sen. Lorraine Inouye.

Governor Ige, Japan Airlines and the state Department of Transportation have announced JAL’s return to Kona International Airport on Hawai‘i Island. The new service is in addition to JAL’s current flights between Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Honolulu. The new daily flights are set to begin on Sept. 15, 2017.

“Japan Airlines has offered continuous service to the state for more than 60 years,” said the governor. “Over the years, JAL has played a significant role in expanding our state’s tourism industry, economy and cultural exchange.” We’re excited about the new daily service to Kona, which is well on its way to becoming Hawai‘i’s second major international port of entry.”


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