Mokulele Airlines has launched its Kalaeloa to Kahului, Maui services with three daily flights. And over the next year, the Kailua-Kona-based carrier said it could expand service to Kapalua, Lanai and Molokai, with up to a dozen flights out of the west Oahu air strip.
"This is a big event because we're seeing a second airport opening up for interisland flights," he said. And Kapolei is still on track for being Second City and the Rail Disaster is not needed. Infrastructure improvements will come slowly. The important point is to get the economic activity first and the infrastructure will follow.
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Then there is an additional factor. Friends of HBDA in the Neighbor Islands will have the opportunity to come visit a Social at Kapolei or Ewa Chapters. Easier than ever, no downtown mess and no Rail Calamity. Wow! Honolulu is not the center of the world.
Mokulele, however, is optimistic that the increased business activity will attract more investment. Hansen says other former military air bases that were shutdown years ago have been successfully converted into commercial airports. And on Oahu the Military have in the last few decades been an obstruction for the citizens.