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Hawaii's new jet service


Mokulele Airlines photo

In a previous post, I had mentioned that there was going to be a new entrant into the Hawaii interisland jet service market.  Republic Airlines has signed an agreement with our local Mokulele Airline to bring the Embraer 170 Regional Jet to Hawaii.  There are now 2 aircraft in service and I had the pleasure of flying on one of them today. 

The jet seats 70 passengers but today there were only 2 of us for a very unique flying experience.  We were directed to the vacant first class area which easily has the most comfortable seats I've experienced.  Windows are unusually wide and positioned at just the right height.  It seats 2 on each side except in first class which is 1 + 2 meaning there are no middle seats.  We were offered soft drinks, water, juice, and coffee.  The other airlines offer only water and sometimes juice.  The plane was brand new and looked it.  Not only was the flight itself comfortable but the 1 piece of checked luggage (mine) was on the conveyor belt before I could walk to baggage claim.

Brazil has a real winner with this aircraft and so does Mokulele Airlines.  It's size seems just right for interisland service fitting in between the small Go Airlines jet and the larger Hawaiian Airlines jet.  Service is not yet offered to Maui but I would guess that will be added next year when they expand their fleet from 2 to 4 aircraft.   

Aloha and happy flying when you come to visit Hawaii!

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Comment balloon 4 commentsRichard Dolbeare, R(B) • December 15 2008 01:58AM


Richard:  Congratulations on your new airline service.  I bet it was quite a "trip" having the whole airplane to yourself.  You mentioned that "Brazil has a real winner."  Was the plane manufactured in Brazil ?  I did not know they had that capability.  If so, cool !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago

Haha nice:) I love it when the plane is nearly empty, tho I've never been on one that's completely empty! Thanks for commenting on my blog, I really appreciate you taking the time to read it:)

Posted by DJ Swanepoel (Real Estate Wiki) almost 12 years ago

What up Richard,

So this looks like a much needed airlines, thanks for the article. I have been watching your blogs, very informative.


Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Wailea Realty) almost 12 years ago

Hi Steve - Well it's sure fun to fly on a modern jet with one flight attendant for each passenger.  Now that's personalized service to the max but of course it won't stay that way.

I'm looking forward to returning to Maui in a few days.  I'd be interested in seeing some of your listings in the gated communities makai of Wailea Alanui Drive at your convenience.

Posted by Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

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