In 1980, Princeville Airways (now Island Air) was incorporated by Colorado-based Consolidated Oil and Gas as a subsidiary and began scheduled service on September 9, 1980, between Honolulu and Princeville. While service was extended over the next seven years to small community destinations on other islands, Princeville Airwaysâ€™ main function was to transport passengers to and from the Princeville Resort.
In May 1987, Aloha Airlinesâ€™ parent company, Aloha Airgroup, purchased Princeville Airways and renamed it Aloha Island Air. More flights were then added to its daily schedule to serve the growing inter-island commuter needs that Aloha Airlines could not accommodate with its larger jetliners. In 1992, the company applied to register â€œIsland Airâ€ as its trade name, giving it a distinct identity. In 1995, Island Air received FAA â€œPart 121? certification, which allowed it to operate larger aircraft. That April, Island Air took delivery of its first 37-seat Dash 8, ushering in a new era of service. In December 2003, a purchase agreement was signed between Aloha Airgroup and Gavarnie Holding, LLC, a family-owned company, making Island Air Hawaii"s third largest independent airline. The company was renamed Hawaii Island Air, Inc., although the airline continued to do business as "Island Air." After the purchase, Island Air expanded its business, acquiring more aircraft and flying new routes to seven of Hawaiâ€™i"s major airports with direct and nonstop service between six Hawaiian Islands.
About the airline
Island Air (officially Hawaii Island Air, Inc.) is an independent American commuter airline based in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii. Island Air is Hawaiiâ€™s leading regional carrier, serving airports on all major Hawaiian islands. Its main base is Honolulu International Airport on Oahu, with a hub at Kahului Airport on Maui.
The airline offers flights between the Islands of Oâ€˜ahu (Honolulu International Airport), Maui (Kahului Airport and West Mauiâ€™s Kapalua Airport), Molokaâ€˜i (Hoâ€˜olehua Airport), Lanaâ€˜i (Lanaâ€˜i City Airport), Kauaâ€˜i (Lihue Airport), and the Island of Hawaiâ€˜i (Kona International Airport).
The Island Air fleet includes 6 Bombardier Dash 8-100.
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The cheapest flights offered by Island Air is for the route Flights from Wailuku to Honolulu, and the longest flight is on route Flights from Hilo to Honolulu which takes 1h 5m.
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