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A Mokulele Airlines branded Cessna 208 sitting in Imperial, Calif (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Trip Report: Flying Mokulele in the States

Essential Air Service (EAS) routes are vital to providing airline routes to small communities around the country. While some states have many cities that qualify, some have only one or two. The state of California currently has three EAS cities: Imperial, Merced and Crescent City. I found myself looking through the list of EAS cities and which carrier serves them, and I came across an odd flight that just had to try for myself located in southern California, Los Angeles…

Interview: “Stronger Together” Commuter Airlines Announce Merger

Yet another set of U.S. airlines has merged, but unless you live on the island state of Hawaii you probably won’t notice a difference. On June 4, 2020, the merger between Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air was announced via Southern Airways Express media platforms. Southern Air acquired Mokulele back…

Mokulele Airlines Chosen to Serve Kalaupapa

Honolulu based Mokulele Airlines has been chosen by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve Kalaupapa, located on the island of Moloka’i. The route between Honolulu and Kalaupapa is an Essential Air Service route, a route where the airline normally receives a subsidy from the government to operate it. However,…