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Island Air has proudly served Hawaiian locals and tourists alike for more than three decades.

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Island Air has proudly served Hawaii with affordable, comfortable, and convenient inter island flights for more than three decades. Island Air provides hassle-free, direct nonstop flights between Hawaii’s most popular destinations, making it the preferred choice among vacationers and native islanders alike.

Island Air first took to the skies in 1980 with two DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft providing scheduled service between Honolulu and Kauai. Rising to meet the increased demand for direct nonstop flights between the islands of Hawaii, Island Air expanded its aircraft fleet and its destinations over the next few years. In 1995, Island Air received FAA certification to operate larger aircraft and became even better equipped to serve its growing Untitled-2customer base with its first 37-seat Dash 8, a twin engine turboprop popular for its comfortable cruise performance. In 2006 Island Air expanded once again to incorporate larger, more comfortable aircraft into its fleet with the addition of several 64-seat ATR 72s. These twin engine turboprop regional aircrafts are known for their excellent takeoff and landing performance, enabling them to service communities that are inaccessible to jets. Along with Island Air’s new planes came additional routes for added convenience, including flights between Honolulu, Lanai, Maui and Kahului. In 2010 Island Air celebrated its 30th anniversary as Hawaii’s second oldest carrier. As the trusted choice for native islanders and vacationers seeking comfort, value, and a positive Hawaiian travel experience, Island Air is the best way to fly the islands. With direct and nonstop service between six of Hawaii’s major airports, located on five popular islands, Island Air provides the best prices on daily flights at peak travel times, allowing passengers to sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning views of the Aloha State.


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The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop regional aircraft built by the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR (Avions de Transport Régional) consortium. Its excellent landing and takeoff performance enables Island Air to service communities that are inaccessible to jets.

Two Pratt & Whitney PW127 turboprop jet engines with 247F-1 model Hamilton Sundstrand four-bladed propellers.