Freight Hawaiian Airlines launches cargo flights

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Hawaiian Airlines has launched all-cargo service between Honululu and several neighbor islands.

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The carrier will connect Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport with Lihu’e Airport and Hilo International Airport. Hawaiian’s new cargo fleet, consisting of two ATR-72 aircraft in an all-cargo configuration, offers connections from the airline’s mainland and international networks. The ‘Ohana by Hawaiian freighter operation will also include flights between HNL and Kahului Airport (OGG) and Kona International Airport (KOA) with the arrival of two more aircraft expected to be in service next year.

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The ATR72-F can accommodate up to seven LD-3 containers the same type carried by aircraft flying Hawaiian’s transpacific routes, allowing the airline to transfer cargo more seamlessly between the islands and destinations in Asia, the South Pacific and the U.S. mainland. The cargo fleet is operated by Empire Airlines, which also operates ‘Ohana by Hawaiian’s four 48-passenger ATR-42 fleet serving the communities of Kapalua (Maui), Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. 

“We are excited to offer our customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all their cargo needs,” said Brad Matheny, managing director of cargo services at Hawaiian Airlines. “The ATR-72 is the perfect aircraft to get the job done and symbolizes our continued dedication to our community as Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier.”

The new ATR-72 service complements bulk freight and containerized shipping Hawaiian provides on over 70 scheduled transpacific daily flights with Hawaiian Airlines fleet of Airbus A330 and A321Neo, and Boeing 767 aircraft.

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